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ADTRAN and Zzoomm Accelerate 10G FTTH Across the U.K.

March 7, 2019

New 10G fibre network build to reach one million properties in underserved suburbs and towns

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, today announced Zzoomm, a new fibre network operator, has selected ADTRAN as its technology partner to build a 10G FTTH network to serve suburbs and towns across the United Kingdom (U.K.).

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Currently, there are 30 million homes and businesses in the U.K., but only two million have access to fibre networks and the high-speed broadband services they deliver. Zzoomm recently announced the official launch of its full fibre network and will begin construction this summer with the goal to connect one million of these previously underserved properties over the next five years. This 10Gbps service-capable network will afford these communities access to the most advanced residential and business applications available now and into the foreseeable future.

The operator is specifically targeting its services to suburbs of major cities, including London, as well as towns and smaller cities across the U.K. These communities are currently underserved by existing operators using copper-based infrastructure. Zzoomm will leverage the ADTRAN 10G fibre access platform with XGS-PON to support a highly-economical, symmetric 10Gbps service delivery solution at competitive broadband price-points.

“Zzoomm’s goal is to connect our subscribers with the services needed to work, learn and play when and where they want. To accomplish that, we need a technology partner that is keen to understand our business and what we need to meet our goals,” Zzoomm Chief Executive Matthew Hare said. "ADTRAN makes us feel like a valued customer, while also providing the expertise to help us build a strong 10G network foundation that will support the broadband requirements of these areas now and decades into the future.”

“ADTRAN is enabling operators across Europe, like Zzoomm, to make significant progress in connecting homes and businesses to advanced services that enhance subscriber experience and quality of life,” ADTRAN Chief Technology Officer for EMEA and APAC Ronan Kelly said. “Our collaboration with Zzoomm to build a 10Gbps service-capable network is another proof-point that the market is choosing 10G PON technology over the previous FTTP solutions deployed over the past decades.”

Next week, ADTRAN and Zzoomm will be attending FTTH Conference, held March 12-14, 2019, in Amsterdam. To learn more about this partnership, please visit ADTRAN’s Platinum Sponsor Booth # P01.

About Zzoomm plc

Zzoomm is designing, building and operating a new full fibre network, where the fibre runs all the way into the property. Zzoomm is building out this FTTP (fibre to the premises) network in towns and suburban areas across the UK where there is no existing access to a full fibre network.

Zzoomm plc was founded in December 2018 by experienced fibre network entrepreneur Matthew Hare OBE. Matthew previously founded ultrafast rural fibre broadband provider Gigaclear in 2010, which was acquired by Infracapital in 2018 for £270 million.

Zzoomm is headquartered in Oxford and is establishing regional offices to drive infrastructure planning and build at a local level in its target market of U.K. towns and suburban areas. For more information, visit


At ADTRAN, Inc., we believe amazing things happen when people connect. From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, we help communications service providers around the world manage and scale services that connect people, places and things to advance human progress. Whether rural or urban, domestic or international, telco or cable, enterprise or residential—ADTRAN solutions optimize existing technology infrastructures and create new, multi-gigabit platforms that leverage cloud economics, data analytics, machine learning and open ecosystems—the future of global networking. Find more at ADTRAN, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Ashley Schulte
Witz Communications for ADTRAN

Adrian Duffield/Kay Larson
Instinctif Partners for Zzoomm
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Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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