FTE Networks Is Awarded New Multi-Year Service Contract in Five Markets to Build its Infrastructure with Leading Fortune 100 Telecommunications Company

Contract Award Represents Continued Excellent Customer Service

Naples, Florida, UNITED STATES


NAPLES, Fla., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTE Networks, Inc. (NYSE American:FTNW) ("FTE" or the "Company"), a leading provider of innovative technology-oriented solutions for smart platforms, network infrastructure and intelligent buildings, announced today that the Company’s Infrastructure Segment has been awarded a contract expanding its Inside Plant (ISP) line of business footprint in five markets.  FTE was awarded the contract by a Fortune 100 global telecommunications company due to FTE's consistent high-quality work performance.

"This contract is significant because it represents an increase in the scope and size of work performed for this customer,” said Mr. Anthony Sirotka, Chief Administrative Officer and Head of FTE's Infrastructure Segment. "We are excited to again be rewarded for our excellent service with some of the largest telecommunications carriers in the industry.”

"We are pleased to announce this new multi-year, multi-million dollar expansion with our globally recognized strategic partner and further strengthen our presence in the markets we serve,” said Mr. Michael Palleschi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FTE.  “Our ISP business is high-margin in nature and the relationships we build and maintain with these customers will serve to facilitate the growth of all segments of our business.”  

The commercial-based projects will deliver critical state-of-the-art customer driven infrastructure services. Under the terms of the Master Service Agreement, FTE will manage five turf markets and perform EF&I (engineer, furnish, install) services. The markets include the states of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  The engagement is slated to begin in July and extend through the end of 2019.

About FTE Networks, Inc.  
FTE Networks, Inc. ("FTNW") is a leading provider of innovation technology.  We enable adaptive and efficient smart network connectivity platforms, infrastructure and buildings. FTE provides end-to-end design, build, and support solutions for state-of-the-art networks, data centers, residential and commercial properties. We create transformative smart platforms and buildings. FTE's services are predicated on smart design and consistent standards that reduce deployment costs and accelerate delivery of leading edge projects and services. The Company works with Fortune 100/500 companies, including some of the world's leading Telecommunications and IT Services Providers as well as REITs and Media Providers. 

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Investor Contact:
Ted Haberfield 
MZ Group
Phone: (760) 755-2716
Email: thaberfield@mzgroup.us

Corporate Contact:
FTE Networks, Inc.
999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 601
Naples, FL 23108
(877) 850-4308
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