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May 13, 2021

DZS ready to play 'long ball' on network convergence

Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading

In analyst day presentations brimming with baseball metaphors, DZS execs told investors and media that the company is geared up to play "long ball" as service providers pivot toward a converged future that will span both wired and wireless networks and be tied together with software and virtualization.

Charlie Vogt, the CEO who took the reins of the company in August 2020 and is a former Division I collegiate baseball player himself, outlined a vision for the company that intends to maintain its traditional focus on tier 2/3 players while also expanding further into the tier 1 world.