Zhone Technologies, Inc : VOLstate.net Deploys Zhone MXK for GPON Services Contacts Aurora Arlet Zhone Investor Relations Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013 Tel: +1 404.460.8578 Fax: +1 510.777.7001 E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com 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 subscribers. 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Zhone Technologies, Inc : VOLstate.net Deploys Zhone MXK for GPON Services
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