Over the past three decades, technology has transformed our lives time and time again, changing so fast that we are no longer fazed as it takes us leaps ahead of where we were yesterday. It has changed the way we communicate, share and learn. It has given us a voice in global debates and kept us in tune with how larger events affect our local communities. And while it has enabled us to do more, it has also required us to adapt to living in a new data-driven, globally connected world. One of the major players providing the key infrastructure in this new world is the American corporation ADTRAN, Inc. It is represented in Europe by ADTRAN GmbH.