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ADTRAN (ADTN) Chosen by Zzoomm for 10G FTTH Network Buildout

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ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN - Free Report) recently announced that Zzoomm — a fibre network operator — has chosen it as the latter’s technology partner to build a 10G fiber to the home network that would serve suburbs and towns across the United Kingdom. The networking equipment maker is helping operators across Europe to make progress in connecting homes and businesses to advanced services for improving subscriber experience.

Zzoomm announced its plan to begin construction of a full fiber network this summer to connect 1 million properties over the next five years. Notably, the 10Gbps service-capable network will likely allow communities, which are currently underserved, to experience state-of-the-art residential and business applications. The operator will leverage the ADTRAN 10G fibre access platform with XGS-PON to support an economical, symmetric 10Gbps service delivery solution at competitive broadband price points.

ADTRAN’s latest deal underscores that the market is choosing 10G PON technology over the previous fiber to the premises solutions deployed over the past decades. It is well positioned to optimize its customer, geographic and product diversity momentum as service providers aim to boost service speed and scale network capabilities. The company expects the short-term headwinds to gradually recede with increased customer engagements across its comprehensive portfolio of software-defined access, 10G solutions and products.

ADTRAN intends to become a top global supplier of Access infrastructure and related value-added solutions from the Cloud Edge to the Subscriber Edge through a broad portfolio of flexible hardware and software network solutions. These products enable customers to transition to the fully converged, scalable, highly automated, cloud-controlled voice, data, Internet and video network of the future.

ADTRAN’s products and services provide solutions supporting fiber and copper-based infrastructures and a growing number of wireless and coax-based solutions, lowering the overall cost to deploy advanced services across a wide range of applications. In order to complement the Network Solutions portfolio and enable customers to accelerate time to market, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction, ADTRAN offers a complete portfolio of maintenance, turnkey network implementation, maintenance, solutions integration and managed services.

Driven by proper execution of operational objectives alongside such strategic partnerships with industry frontrunners, shares of ADTRAN have recorded an average gain of 24.2% compared with the industry’s rise of 16% over the past three months.

ADTRAN currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). A few better-ranked stocks in the broader industry are Harris Corporation , Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) and Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL - Free Report) , each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Harris has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 8%.

Motorola has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 8%.

Comtech has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 5%.

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