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Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Enters 2013 with Strong Global Presence for FTTH



 Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Enters 2013 with Strong Global
                              Presence for FTTH

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Aurora Arlet                       Zhone Investor Relations
Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013
Tel: +1 404.908.3186               Fax: +1 510.777.7001
E: aurora.arlet@edelman.com        E: investor-relations@zhone.com

                                                                                                                                                                                           
Zhone Technologies Enters 2013 with Strong Global Presence for FTTH
Leader in FTTx network access solutions demonstrates continued momentum for
MXK

Oakland, CA -  Feb 7, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global
leader in FTTx network access solutions, continues to gain momentum for the
global deployment of its industry-leading MXK(TM) multi-service access node
(MSAN), garnering substantial growth for its Gigabit Passive Optical Network
(GPON), Active Ethernet (AE) and Very-High-Bit-Rate Digital Subscriber Line
(VDSL2) connectivity. In Q4 2012, Zhone shipped more than 400 MXKs, expanding
the total number of MXK platform deployments to more than 4,400 units. To
date, the company has shipped more than 3 million of its GPON Ports globally
and generated a total subscriber capacity of more than 30 million.

In the FTTx market, Zhone has been recognized by industry analysts as a
top-five global player for its third consecutive year. The company has also
been outpacing projections and multiple suppliers within the market. Zhone's
FTTx customer base has grown at a CAGR of 66.5 percent since Q1 2009.

"Zhone continues to drive momentum for its FTTH network solutions across
global markets," said Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst at
Broadbandtrends. "The company's continued dedication to providing customers
with leading-edge fiber solutions that are able to scale to the unique needs
of their network has enabled it to be successful in both domestic and
international markets."

"Zhone's MXK Platforms, combined with zNID(TM) GPON and AE Optical Network
Terminals (ONTs) and Zhone Management System (ZMS(TM)) provide customers with
the opportunity to expand network reach and service offerings, giving them the
means to stay competitive," explained Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at
Zhone. Each of our solution portfolios - the IP Zhone, Zhone FiberHome(TM) and
Zhone FiberCell(TM) - allow customers to sustain and enhance the value of
their own copper, fiber and Ethernet investments for the long-term while
designing a future-proof network."

Recently, Zhone's industry-leading ONT was deployed by North State, a leading
broadband and entertainment provider based in High Point, N.C., to deliver
IPTV and video services via fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). This win highlights
Zhone's consistent leadership and solution efficiencies.

Zhone's FiberHome portfolio of products and solutions, which includes the MXK
platform, fulfills the network requirements of both international and domestic
customers' broadband expansion efforts for residential users. Additionally,
growing opportunities in business services delivery provide ongoing prospects
for Zhone to further globally deploy the MXK with the company's FiberLAN
solution.

Featuring industry-leading density, scalability and switching capacity, the
MXK is the industry's first terabit access concentrator and provides
non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G
Active Ethernet subscribers. Zhone ONT deployment has also grown at a CAGR of
242 percent since Q1 2009, while MXK OLT has grown at a CAGR of 238 percent
for the same period.

For more information about Zhone's MXK solution or to learn more about its
various applications, including mobile backhaul, please visit the Zhone
FiberHome(TM) or Zhone FiberCell(TM) portfolios on the Zhone website.

About Zhone Technologies
Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) is a global leader in all IP
multi-service access solutions, serving more than 750 of the world's most
innovative network operators. The IP Zhone is the only solution that enables
service providers to build the network of the future.today, supporting
end-to-end Voice, Data, Entertainment Social Media, Business, Mobile Backhaul
and Mobility service. Zhone is committed to building the fastest and highest
quality All IP Multi-Service solution for its customers. Zhone is
headquartered in California and its products are manufactured in the USA in a
facility that is emission, waste-water and CFC free.

Zhone, the Zhone logo, and all Zhone product names are trademarks of Zhone
Technologies, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their
respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all
subject to change without notice.

Forward-Looking Statements
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safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue,"
"could," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "may," "plan," "project,"
"seek," "should," "target," "will," "would," variations of such words, and
similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In
addition, forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that
refer to financial estimates; projections of revenue, margins, expenses or
other financial items. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ
materially from those expressed in or contemplated by the forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are
not limited to, commercial acceptance of the Company's products; intense
competition in the communications equipment market; the Company's ability to
execute on its strategy and operating plans; and economic conditions specific
to the communications, networking, internet and related industries. In
addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in the Company's SEC
filings available at www.sec.gov, including without limitation, the Company's
annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the
Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012,
June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012. Readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on
which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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