DZS CEO Charlie Vogt Keynote at ANGA COM DIGITAL 2021

7. June 2021

DZS (NASDAQ: DZSI), a global leader in optical and packet-based mobile transport, broadband connectivity and software defined networking solutions, today announced that DZS President and CEO Charlie Vogt will be speaking at the ANGA COM DIGITAL exhibition and conference taking place 8-10 June, 2021. In the keynote, titled “Accelerating Toward the Future: DZS Vision, Mission and Momentum,” Mr. Vogt will discuss the mega trends affecting the communications sector, including 5G & Open RAN, the next generation connectivity upgrade cycles, and the value of open standards, and how these trends, along with SDN, automation, the proliferation of IoT devices, and geo-political dynamics are fueling opportunity for the industry as well as DZS – especially in the EMEA region. The keynote will be available at the ANGA COM DIGITAL On Demand Library as well as at the DZS booth in the ANGA COM DIGITAL virtual show floor starting 8 June at 10.30 CET.

“With the evolution from 4G to 5G, the emergence of Open RAN and the growing value of open standards, and the transition from legacy copper-based infrastructure to fiber-based multi-gigabit broadband providing a backdrop to the communications industry being disrupted by the influence of software defined networking, automation, security bans, and global supply chain dynamics, there is no shortage of topics to discuss at this year's ANGA COM DIGITAL, nor has there been more promising prospects for the industry,” said Mr. Vogt. “Europe has emerged as an epicenter for these changes, and DZS is excited to be playing is a key in helping service providers seize the opportunities of this dynamic environment. DZS has strong European roots, and is excited to deliver new innovations to the service providers in the region. We look forward to discussing this once-in-a-generation opportunity with innovative technology companies and service providers that will be virtually attending ANGA COM DIGITAL, and we are proud to be a Bronze Digital Partner of this important event.”

President and CEO Charlie Vogt joined DZS in August 2020. He is a seasoned leader with two decades of experience as President and CEO with market leading companies in the communications and media broadcast industry including GENBAND (now Ribbon Communications) and Imagine Communications. Charlie also has over 30 years of experience in implementing strategies in communication markets and was instrumental in the operational and financial growth of many technology companies, including ADTRAN and Ascend Communications.

In addition to Mr. Vogt’s keynote, DZS Director of Product Management in EMEA, Jochen Krauss, will be participating in the conference panel “Challenges in Fiber Optic Expansion” on June 10, 2021 at 4 pm Central European Time (ET). The panel will be in German and include a live FAQ. Krauss will address FTTH technologies from a market perspective and will be joined by Dieter Kynast, Managing Director of Pott Kabelservice GmbH, who will address the challenges in FTTH project management and execution for the housing industry. Daniel Rocker, Head of Carrier Sales and Marketing, Ropa GmbH, will discuss the need for reliable partners in telecommunications. The event will be moderated by Carston Engelke, Technical Director of ANGA.

ANGA COM is Europe's leading business platform for broadband operators and content providers. It brings together network operators, vendors, content providers, service providers, consultants, authorities and other organizations of the telecommunications and media industry together on all issues of broadband and media distribution. Most recently, ANGA COM had more than 500 exhibitors from 35 countries and 20,000 participants from 83 countries. Participants included 540 network and platform operators serving more than 200 million households all over Europe, as well as 370 media companies. ANGA COM is organized by ANGA Services GmbH, a subsidiary of ANGA The Broadband Association, which represents over 200 companies of the German broadband business that supply more than 40 million consumers in Germany with telecommunications services.

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