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Zoom’s Zoomtopia 2021 — Zoom is Not Playing When it Comes to Conferences, Events, Contact Center and Leveling Up Collaboration Offerings

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Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer breaks down the announcements from Zoom’s Zoomtopia 2021 event where it’s clear that Zoom is not playing when it comes to conferences, events, the contact center, and leveling up collaboration offerings to meet the needs of the hybrid workplace.

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Zoom Adds $30 Million to its Investment in Neat, Video Device Vendor

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Futurum’s lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers Zoom’s investment of an additional $30M in the video device and as-a-Service hardware offerings company. Zoom and Neat continue to ride the hybrid workplace trend that is clearly here to stay, and this move not only puts other Zoom hardware partners on notice, it provides a hedge against other providers’ vertical stacks.

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ADTRAN Takes a Chance on Adva to Capitalize on Burgeoning Fiber Networking Opportunities

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ADTRAN buys Adva to strengthen its overall fiber networking proposition through the integration of Adva’s optical networking assets, obliging fiber and optical rivals to respond to the new deal. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the ADTRAN acquisition of Adva enables ADTRAN to address a wider range of optical networking opportunities, puts fiber access rivals such as DZS and Calix on the defensive, and foments a more formidable competitor in the optical transport market segment.