Zhone Technologies, Inc : VOLstate.net Deploys Zhone MXK for GPON Services

  Zhone Technologies, Inc : VOLstate.net Deploys Zhone MXK for GPON Services


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               VOLstate.net Deploys Zhone MXK for GPON Services
          Zhone strengthens FTTx industry presence in the southeast

Oakland, CA - March 12, 2013 -Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global pioneer in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new MXK(TM)
multi-service access node (MSAN) system deployment with VOLstate.net, an ISP
providing voice and data services to business customers in Dayton, Tenn.
Through leveraging Zhone's industry leading MXK, VOLstate.net built a new
Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) to support high-speed Internet, hosted
PBX and VoIP services to its current footprint of 500 business subscribers.

Founded in 1996, VOLstate.net currently offers business customers a wide range
of Internet solutions such as DataStash online backup services andRevTel
hosted PBX services. The company distinguishes itself from other ISP companies
by owning and operating its own network. With well-planned and managed
resources, VOLstate.net is able to provide its customers with outstanding
value for their money. VOLstate.net's decision to deploy GPON comes from the
need of its customers to go beyond the bandwidth offered by the local cable
company and incumbent phone company.

"VOLstate.net's service offerings will be magnified considerably with the
addition of the MXK," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone.
"The platform gives a high level of flexibility to operators for service
options and system configurations, helping VOLstate.net support its customer
demands and increase the company's future scalability."

"The MXK deployment is significant because it is vital for us to be able to
deliver the latest data and voice services to our business customers,"
explained David Snyder, president of VOLstate.net. "Our customers will benefit
from the GPON network through increased quality and service efficiency."

In the FTTx market, Zhone has been recognized by industry analysts as a
top-five global player for a third consecutive year and has also been
outpacing projections and multiple suppliers within the market. Zhone's ONT
unit deployment has grown by more than 242 percent CAGR since Q1 2009, while
MXK GPON ports have reached 238 percent CAGR in the same period.

Zhone's MXK platform is a fully redundant, carrier-grade all-IP platform and
the industry's first terabit access concentrator. It features industry-leading
density, scalability and switching capacity and provides non-blocking capacity
of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet

For more information about Zhone's MXK or zNID solutions, please visit

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.

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