DZS expands broadband access tech collaboration with Broadcom

Created August 3, 2021
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Optical, mobile and broadband solutions provider DZS has expanded collaboration with Broadcom to advance open standards and bring to market next-generation high-speed optical broadband and PON technology.

DZS says Broadcom’s scalable semiconductor devices provides performance, capacity and flexibility for many DZS optical and copper-based products. Integrated with the DZS SDN-enabled Network Operating System (sdNOS) for network-based products, and supported by the DZS Cloud Portfolio, Broadcom technology enables DZS’ service provider customers to implement ultra-performance centralised or distributed networks with state-of-the-art orchestration and network automation for software-centric services and network virtualisation. Broadcom’s broadband access technology currently underpins DZS Velocity solutions, including the recently announced XCelerate by DZS XGS-PON solutions, as well as DZS Helix connected premises solutions in ONT fibre termination point and home Wi-Fi products.

“As we continue to enhance 10G-class technologies like XGS-PON which are now being widely adopted and develop solutions based on next generation technologies, DZS is an ideal technology partner with more than two-decades of history in supporting some of the most advanced networks in the world with our broadband access solutions,” said Rich Nelson, senior vice president and general manager, Broadband Video Group, Broadcom. “Service providers are embracing open ecosystems and our work with DZS focuses on delivering future-ready, standards-based innovations in next generation technologies that help operators expand, evolve and converge their broadband networks to capitalise on the opportunities of today and tomorrow.”

“Broadcom provides the scale, performance and technology alignment required for DZS to innovate in key emerging use cases, like the convergence of Optical, Broadband, and 5G networks,” said Charlie Vogt, president and CEO, DZS. “As DZS advances its longstanding commitment to ‘freedom of choice’ and open standards, Broadcom is a strategic technology partner to realise our mutual vision and target new market opportunities with best-in-class broadband connectivity and edge access solutions.”

At the same time as the announcement, DZS said Misty Kawecki has been appointed as chief financial officer, effective immediately. Ms. Kawecki brings over 24 years of progressive finance and accounting experience at Big 4 accounting firms and public, private and private equity-owned companies to the role and will serve as a strategic advisor to CEO Charlie Vogt and the board of directors. She succeeds Tom Cancro, who served as CFO since 2019.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.