DZS chooses Jabil to expand manufacturing footprint
28 October 2021 – DZS, a global provider of broadband connectivity systems and platforms, and communications software solutions, announced an agreement with Jabil Inc. to significantly expand its manufacturing services in support of the demand for DZS broadband access, mobile transport and connected premises equipment solutions globally. This expansion will further the company’s manufacturing footprint and improve economies of scale.
“Jabil provides DZS the technical alignment, manufacturing scalability, and agility required to meet the strong demand for next-generation fibre access products and 5G xHaul offerings in 2021 and beyond,” says, Charlie Vogt, president and CEO, DZS. “Jabil’s manufacturing and supply chain expertise, plus agility, will enable DZS to advance our hybrid manufacturing and supply chain sustainability strategy that minimises risk in light of world events, including pandemics and natural disasters, so that we can deliver what our customers need, when they need it, at an optimised price.”
With premier facilities in Vietnam, Malaysia, Ukraine, Hungary, Brazil, the U.S. and Mexico, Jabil’s global manufacturing presence gives DZS the capability to “build anything anywhere” in response to customer demand or to mitigate the supply chain impacts of unforeseen world events. This flexible manufacturing strategy is augmented by DZS’ own significant production line investments at the company’s U.S.-based facility in Seminole, Florida, to support quality and standards.
“DZS is positioned for rapid growth at the convergence of fixed and wireless networks,” says, Emanuele Cavallaro, president of communications, cloud & compute division at Jabil. “The increased collaboration speaks to our mutual competitive strengths at this time of unprecedented innovation and growth in the telecommunications industry, positioning us to support game-changing opportunities like broadband stimulus initiatives in the U.S. and similar rural connectivity and high-speed broadband investments around the world.”
Prior to this expansion, Jabil had been manufacturing elements of the DZS O-Series carrier-grade optical products for the network edge, featuring 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and above capacity, and environmentally hardened Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) coherent optics in its Penang, Malaysia facility.
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