Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zen Internet Enlists Zhone Technologies' Access Solutions for £4 million Network Expansion in the UK 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: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 quality." 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 downtime. "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. 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 This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 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Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zen Internet Enlists Zhone Technologies' Access Solutions for £4 million Network Expansion in the UK
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