DZS, a leader in broadband connectivity and communications software solutions, announced it added 105 new customers across the Americas, Asia and EMEA region.
DZS also achieved dozens of active fixed and mobile technology proof of concepts (POCs) and customer trials around the world.
DZS introduced 29 new innovative technology solutions in 2021 spanning its Broadband Connectivity, Connected Home & Business, Mobile & Optical Edge, and Network & Experience Software platforms.
DZS works with service providers, alternative service providers, utilities, and municipalities around the world including 15 of the top 30 wireless and wireline operators. In 2021, DZS added 53 new customers in North America, 33 in EMEA, 17 in Asia and 2 in Latin America.
“2021 was a transformational year as we completed our people, product and system rationalization, consolidated & streamlined manufacturing, improved our strategic alignment with valued technology partners and began to capitalize on the global communications infrastructure upgrade cycle,” said Charlie Vogt, President and CEO, DZS.
DZS has added new R&D centers in Ottawa, Canada and Bangalore, India in 2021 complementing R&D centers in Plano, Texas, Pangyo, Korea and Hanoi, Vietnam. DZS’ five “Centers of Excellence” released 29 new broadband and software solutions spanning four portfolio solution sets.
DZS raised $64 million. DZS made two technology focused acquisitions designed to accelerate DZS Cloud and its ambition to double-click on 5G, Open RAN and converged optical edge investments.
Omdia forecast that global gigabit subscriptions are expected to jump to 50 million in 2022, more than doubling from 24 million at the end of 2020.
“DZS and its customers are ahead of this trend, with our multi-gigabit next generation PON solutions exceeding our gigabit-capable GPON and EPON sales in 2021,” Charlie Vogt said.
In 2021, DZS expanded its relationships with standards bodies and industry associations like O-RAN Alliance, Broadband Forum and Telecom Infra Project and demonstrated its support through leadership in multiple interoperability plugfests and demonstrations across Asia and Europe.
DZS CEO Charlie Vogt was named to the Boards of Directors for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the latter’s Next G Alliance, enabling DZS to be at the forefront of key technology themes and standards shaping the future of the telecommunications industry.