Broadband network hardware and software provider DZS will integrate the Plume software platform into its equipment to launch DZS Xperience. It’s the latest partnership to leverage the Plume platform in an attempt to improve the in-home and in-business broadband experience.
Plume has notched numerous partnerships globally with equipment and software vendors who sell into the service provider community to feature its OpenSync framework for an improved customer experience with Wi-Fi and other broadband technology. The company has partnered with service providers directly as well, including an alliance with NCTC.
DZS is a global provider of broadband access gear and software, among other business lines, with Consolidated Communications being its flagship U.S. customer.
Plume’s platform offers HomePass for residential customers and WorkPass for small businesses, both of which offer app-based services for controlling and optimizing the broadband experience, with particular emphasis on managed Wi-Fi.
DZS will use Plume to launch its DZS Xperience branded solution across its global service provider footprint. DZS is integrating Plume into its DZS Cloud and Helix Edge Access platforms to create the new Xperience solution.
“Our groundbreaking strategic partnership creates a powerful Network-as-a-Service solution designed to be deployed across tens of millions of DZS edge access systems,” said Charlie Vogt, President and CEO of DZS in a prepared statement.
Plume has a similar partnership with DZS competitor ADTRAN. Earlier this year, Plume raised $270 million on a $1.35 billion valuation. At the time, Plume said it had agreements with 170 service providers across the globe, with its platform reaching 22 million households.