DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc., a global leader in fiber access transformation for enterprise and service provider networks and VCTI announced a partnership that will enable service providers to expand and innovate broadband services with greater customer centricity and lower costs.

As the industry transitions to 5G, service providers are challenged with 5G’s density, latency, and speed requirements, making the integrity of network planning more critical than ever. This partnership allows service providers to automate the planning and design process of their fiber broadband networks and optimize their path to 5G.

In addition, VCTI offers products that automate and scale the orchestration of broadband service delivery and simplify access network operations. This provides immediate relief to service providers on the manual costs that are in place to mitigate fall-out while also improving time to revenue and the customer experience.

“The VCTI software product suite offers powerful analytic tools for service providers seeking to evolve their networks to 5G and other Gig services and grow their broadband subscriber base more efficiently. Their products are a natural complement to DZS and our world-class fiber, copper and 5G solutions,” said Mitch Fleming, VP Global Business Development, DZS. “Service Providers need innovative software solutions that enable new service roll-out and customer data analytics engagement based on an agile cloud delivery model. The DZS-VCTI partnership is uniquely able to meet our joint customer needs.”