Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zen Internet Enlists Zhone Technologies' Access Solutions for £4 million Network Expansion in the UK

  Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zen Internet Enlists Zhone Technologies' Access
             Solutions for £4 million Network Expansion in the UK


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   Zen Internet Enlists Zhone Technologies' Access Solutions for £4 million
                         Network Expansion in the UK

    Zhone's EFM solution provides extended reach for new Ethernet network

Oakland, CA - April 30, 2013 -Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global pioneer in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new
Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) deployment with Zen Internet, made possible
through a strategic partnership with Imtech Telecom. Zhone's EFM solution will
allow Zen Internet to expand its service offerings in the United Kingdom,
enabling the independent ISP to provide high quality and affordable Ethernet
access to businesses of all sizes across the U.K.

As bandwidth hungry services such as video, voice and complex applications
continue to flood the market, Zen Internet, headquartered in Rochdale,
England, needed a way to deliver high-quality, affordable Ethernet-based
connectivity to its business and residential customers. To address this, Zen
Internet recently invested approximately £4 million (more than $6 million) in
a new network of local access PoPs, choosing Zhone as a technology partner in
the network expansion because of its proven EFM experience. Using Zhone's EFM
technology with MXK(TM) multi-service access node (MSAN) and ETHX Ethernet
access system products, these new PoPs will provide Zen Internet with 200
Ethernet nodes at local exchanges in key U.K. business locations, using local
access network provider Openreach to provide local loop access to deliver
Ethernet services. These services will include High Capacity Leased Lines, EFM
and Ethernet delivered using Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology.

"Zen Internet is making a significant investment in its network and needs a
partner with proven EFM expertise. Zhone is that partner with its strong
market leadership presence and a proven history of delivering EFM technology,"
said Robin Griffith, head of network and infrastructure at Zen Internet. "With
Zhone's help, next generation access services will be connecting directly from
200 exchange locations into Zen'snetwork, allowing Zen Internet to provide
its customers with more affordable Ethernet access, without sacrificing

Zhone is a pioneer and leader in EFM technology solutions, offering Ethernet
over Copper (EoC) solutions. Zhone's EFM offers service providers impressive
ROI through utilizing existing copper infrastructures, while preparing them
for a smooth transition to all IP. The solutions offer simplicity in
installation, ease in management, CAPEX savings, high reliability and minimal

"Through deployment of Zhone's MXK and ETHX products within its new network of
local exchange PoPs, EFM will expand Zen Internet's current range of
Ethernet-based connectivity products while providing market-competitive
pricing for its customers," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at
Zhone Technologies. "Zen Internet's newest Ethernet portfolio will improve
service value and increase resources available while still providing
affordable services."

Zen Internet was established in 1995 as one of the first ISPs (Internet
Services Providers) in the U.K.and is still independently owned. Zen provides
a range of high quality Internet services to the business and home user. These
include Broadband, Leased Lines, IP VPN, Hosting and Domains, Voice, Managed
Firewalls, Online Data Backup and Web Design. All of Zen's services are
supported by a highly robust and resilient network and excellent technical
support and customer service.

For more information about Zhone's EFM solutions or its MXK and ETHX products,
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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