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FTE Networks Launches CrossLayer(TM) Subsidiary to Deliver Managed High-Speed Networks to Large Scale Commercial Developments

CrossLayer(TM)to provide one-stop-shop capabilities for integrated building solutions over innovative and scalable cloud-based platform

NAPLES, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/26/17 --

FTE Networks, Inc. (OTCQX: FTNW) ("FTE" or the "Company"), a leading provider of innovative technology-oriented solutions for smart platforms, network infrastructure and buildings, today introduced its CrossLayerâ„¢ subsidiary, a managed services company with technology that introduces a new business model for connecting large-scale, state-of-the-art campuses and multi-use developments. With the addition of CrossLayer to FTE's portfolio of businesses, the Company now offers a comprehensive "one-stop shop" for technology, telecommunications and general contracting.

The business brings telecom carrier-like functionality to commercial real estate developments, essentially building an ultra-fast, highly secure data network with unlimited connections that the developer can own, with CrossLayer then managing the network across the entire development, from sign-up to service.

FTE represents a unique platform for growth, providing end-to-end design, build and support solutions for networks of the future and commercial properties. FTE Network Services provides network infrastructure solutions for the telecom and technology sectors, CrossLayer provides managed network services with a first-of-its-kind advanced network and cloud platform, and Benchmark Builders -- provides full-service interior and general contracting services.

"Our three businesses are predicated on smart design and consistent standards that reduce deployment costs and accelerate delivery of innovative projects and services," said Michael Palleschi, President and CEO of FTE Networks. "FTE now serves five fast-growing markets -- in-building wireless, global smart buildings, network infrastructure, data center and U.S. commercial construction."

"The demand for smart buildings drives the demand for FTE's services," said Lynn Martin, President of CrossLayer. "With CrossLayer, FTE now has a full, vertically integrated business model that is first to market with a turnkey integrated building solution providing owners and developers with the control that comes with an owned-and-operated system. CrossLayer's purpose-built platform enables customers to quickly introduce and deliver innovative services that increase user satisfaction, while creating monetization opportunities previously afforded only to network operators. Providing reduced capital and operating costs for customers, CrossLayer's managed network service solutions deliver the agility and flexibility to meet evolving technology advancements."

When developers offer the CrossLayer service to tenants, they provide availability on day one of move-in and an always-on connection to their private network anywhere on campus, ensuring that data stays local and secure. CrossLayer then offers advanced traffic analysis to developers, so they can monetize the network by delivering value-added services based on traffic usage and patterns.

"CrossLayer addresses tenant needs for a future-proof network, delivering on three key needs: advanced services, network performance and cost-efficient expansion," said Mr. Martin. "By using low-cost commodity servers in a cloud environment, CrossLayer can deliver new capabilities and scaling through upgradable open-source software releases in a way that is similar to visiting an app store to select new features."

About FTE Networks, Inc.

FTE Networks, Inc. ("FTNW"), is a leading provider of innovative technology-oriented solutions for smart platforms, network infrastructure and buildings. FTE's three complementary businesses are FTE Network Services, CrossLayer, Inc. and Benchmark Builders, Inc. Together they provide end-to-end design, build and support solutions for state-of-the-art networks and commercial properties to create the most transformative smart platforms and buildings. FTE's businesses are predicated on smart design and consistent standards that reduce deployment costs and accelerate delivery of innovative projects and services. The company works with Fortune 100/500 companies, including some of the world's leading communications services providers. FTE Networks and its subsidiaries support multiple services, including Data Center Infrastructure, Fiber Optics, Wireless Integration, Network Engineering, Internet Service Provider, General Contracting Management and General Contracting. For more information, please visit

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