Strategic partnership designed to alleviate near-term supply chain challenges and long-term, a catalyst to capture market-share from more than $100 billion in government-sponsored broadband infrastructure initiatives
PLANO, Texas, USA, November 18, 2021 – DZS (NASDAQ: DZSI), a global leader in broadband connectivity platforms and communications software solutions, today announced a strategic sourcing partnership with Advanced Media Technologies, Inc. (AMT), a leading CATV and broadband electronic equipment value-added reseller. This relationship paves the way for communications service providers, MSOs and enterprise customers spanning North America, Caribbean and Latin America to proactively manage supply chain and ensure reliable and predictable sourcing across the full line of DZS leading-edge broadband connectivity solutions.
“With more than $100 billion of global government-sponsored broadband stimulus such as the recently signed $65 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, $20 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, France’s $24 billion PFTHD, Germany’s $14 billion BMVI and the United Kingdom’s $7 billion Gigabit continue to fuel momentum for communications service providers to accelerate their advanced fiber access and optical transport deployments aligned with unprecedented demand,” said Charlie Vogt, CEO, DZS. “Our partnership with AMT will empower our mutual customers in the fiber access and enterprise/passive optical LAN market segments. Our partnership with AMT will also expand the availability of DZS Xperience, our customer experience management and service delivery software-as-a-service solution designed for residential and business subscribers.”
Mr. Vogt was recently interviewed on the topic of government-sponsored broadband initiatives and supply chain by Bloomberg’s Alisa Parenti, Bloomberg Business Week’s Carol Massar and Yahoo! Finance’s Karina Mitchell.
AMT will offer the full range of DZS Velocity edge core and DZS Helix intelligent home & business broadband connectivity solutions, including DZS FiberLAN enterprise solutions. AMT has a long history and the expertise to design and represent sophisticated smart home & business solutions. As part of this newly forged partnership, AMT will represent DZS newly announced in home & business Xperience software-as-a-service portfolio.
“We are excited to add DZS’s next-generation XGS PON broadband connectivity, IP switching and Xhaul mobile transport solutions to AMT’s market-leading portfolio of broadband and video broadcast products for wired and enterprise networks,” said Ken Mosca, President and CEO, AMT. “Our relationship with DZS will not only enable joint customers to achieve accelerated rollout timeframes and reduce supply chain risk, but also give them a broader choice of standards-based, next-generation fiber access and 5G xHaul products, which meet key requirements for rural connectivity and high-speed broadband initiatives anywhere in the world.”
The partnership includes the DZS O-series of environmentally hardened, compact and high-bandwidth network edge equipment that is ideally suited for mobile xHaul applications, as well as the DZS V-series of GPON and next-generation XGS-PON, for cost-effective network edge, midhaul and backhaul at scale along with SDN control and NFV capabilities. AMT will stock market-leading DZS FTTx OLT, ONT and WiFi solutions. These standards-based offerings future-proof service provider and enterprise networks while supporting world-class connectivity and performance along with significant cost, service management and customer experience benefits.