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DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DZS (Nasdaq: DZSI), a leading global provider of access and optical network infrastructure and cloud software solutions, today announced that rural innovator Southeast Nebraska Communications (SNC) is upgrading its existing point-to-point fiber infrastructure with next-generation Active Ethernet solutions from DZS. As an early adopter of Active Ethernet technology, SNC was looking for a turnkey solution that would allow them to future-proof their network and replace their aging and deprecated access infrastructure. DZS, a leading America-based Active Ethernet provider, was a natural choice for SNC as it offered state-of-the-art technology that not only plugged into their existing point-to-point infrastructure, but added an easy path to their network to Multi enables Gigabit services in the future as services such as 8K HD TV, virtual conferencing, immersive gaming, telemedicine and “metaverse” experiences evolve.

“We were looking for a robust, future-proof product set to replace our existing network equipment since our previous vendor no longer supported Active Ethernet,” said Ray Joy, vice president and general manager, SNC. “We have found the perfect solution in DZS, allowing us to fulfill our current service offering today and transition to gig and multi-gig services when we are ready. It was time for us to retire our old equipment and prepare for the future and we are pleased to report that with our DZS network we have already achieved higher quality of service, fewer truck rolls, savings in operational costs and happier subscribers see fewer problems.”

SNC’s state-of-the-art Active Ethernet network infrastructure includes solutions from the DZS Velocity Access Edge and DZS Helix Subscriber Edge portfolio, including:

  • DZS Velocity V2, V14 and V16 Access Edge platforms. All of these ultra-high-capacity fiber-optic-optimized chassis can use popular Active Ethernet line cards that provide subscribers with services from 1 Gbps to 40 Gbps. Ideal for triple-play residential and high-bandwidth business customers, the Velocity chassis offers industry-leading Active Ethernet density in a variety of green form factors ranging from a compact 2U chassis with 2 service card slots to a 14- HE chassis with 16 service cards are enough slot chassis.
  • DZS Helix Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) for subscriber edge. A wide range of endpoints that bring gigabit and multi-gigabit experiences to the connected home and business.

“DZS, along with its value-added reseller Goldfield Telecom, is proud to support the network upgrade needs of SNC, a pioneer in fiber access that has served the changing communications needs across Nebraska for more than 100 years,” said Andrew Finkelstein, Senior Vice President, North America Sales, DZS. “While some access providers are retiring from the Active Ethernet market, DZS is stepping up and enabling our customers to maintain their preferred network configurations, improve manageability, reliability and performance, and prepare their networks for the leap to multi-gigabit services in the to prepare for the future. We are thrilled that this forward-thinking service provider, one of many in the state of Nebraska to have recently implemented DZS solutions, has decided to standardize our platforms from their headquarters to their subscriber premises, and look forward to working with them in the process support forward as they continue to meet the growing demands of the communities they serve.”

“With its standards-based interoperability, flexible form factors, temperature-resistant platforms, and strong reputation for quality, DZS was clearly the best choice for SNC’s Active Ethernet topology,” continued Joy. “We’re midway through our upgrade today and are thrilled that DZS has enabled a smooth, customer-driven upgrade path and enabled us to stay on track with our deployment plans.”

DZS Velocity Access Edge platforms and DZS Helix Subscriber Edge solutions accelerate and simplify the network-wide delivery of future-proof, next-generation, multi-gigabit services over fiber. This allows service providers to deliver the advanced services their customers increasingly expect while enjoying optimal flexibility, ease of use and clear upgrade paths that maximize current investments.

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