Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Selected by Electrical Cooperative for First Utility Provided Fiber Network in Buenos Aires Contacts Kierstin Coatney Zhone Investor Relations Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013 Tel: +1 404.460.8599 Fax: +1 510.777.7001 E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org Zhone Selected by Electrical Cooperative for First Utility Provided Fiber Network in Buenos Aires Argentinian utility deploys MxK and zNID GPON ONTs to provide high speed broadband Oakland, CA -March 18, 2013- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that Cooperativa Eléctrica de Luján has selected Zhone for a new GPON deployment in the city of Luján through a strategic partnership with Trans Industrias Electrónicas S.A. Zhone's MxK 319 and zNID 2402 GPON ONTs were selected for the network to increase the cooperative's bandwidth offering to its customers and to also provide opportunities to be more competitive within the industry. Cooperativa Eléctrica de Luján is the incumbent power supplier, servicing approximately 40,000 customers in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina. Taking advantage of its footprint, the cooperative also offers internet access services with a variety of copper and wireless technologies to its subscribers. Recently, the cooperative decided to deploy fiber solutions to better compete with major telecommunications and cable providers in the region, choosing Zhone because of the company's reputation for proven technology, high quality products and excellent customer service. "We plan to deploy Zhone FTTH solutions to help us better position our services against competitive offerings, as well as expand our offering into areas where our competitors are currently lacking," said Pablo Fernández, technical manager at Cooperativa Eléctrica de Luján. "Our decision to deploy GPON is a direct response to customer desire for bandwidth speed and affordability." The deployment with the electrical cooperative in Latin America, made possible through a strategic partnership with Trans Industrias Electrónicas, strengthens Zhone's portfolio and aligns with its corporate focus to continuously meet the highest standards of customer satisfaction by constantly improving the capabilities, quality, and delivery of goods and services. Zhone's MxK platform is a fully redundant, carrier-grade all-IP platform and the industry's first terabit access concentrator. Featuring industry-leading density, scalability and switching capacity, the MxK provides non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet subscribers. "Zhone's MxK solutions will enable Cooperativa Eléctrica de Luján to compete with other providers in the market while growing its service offerings," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone. "Zhone's portfolio of MxK and zNID GPON ONTs will help expand the company's reach in the city and meet customer demands for high speeds and bandwidth hungry applications, showing product flexibility for adapting to markets other than traditional telcos." Trans Industrias Electrónicas is an engineering company operating more than 25 years in the Argentinean telecommunication market. It has been a reseller of Zhone products since 2005 and introduced Zhone DSLAM, MSAN, and OLTproducts to more than 20 customers in the market. To emphasize this partnership, Zhone and Trans Industrias Electrónicas will be conducting a joint presentation at NPlay Córdoba on March 18 and 19 at the Sheraton hotel inCórdoba,Argentina. For more information about Zhone's MxK and zNID solutions, please visit http://www.zhone.com. 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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Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Selected by Electrical Cooperative for First Utility Provided Fiber Network in Buenos Aires
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