Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Introduces Single-Pane-of-Glass Management for Multiservice, Multifunction Access

 Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Introduces Single-Pane-of-Glass
         Management for Multiservice, Multifunction Access Solutions

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Aurora Arlet                       Zhone Investor Relations
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      Zhone Technologies Introduces Single-Pane-of-Glass Management for
                 Multiservice, Multifunction Access Solutions

  Zhone's Unified Provisioning solution delivers unique cloud based network
                       management for service providers

Oakland, CA - June 25, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today introduced Zhone
Unified Provisioning solution providing service providers with a holistic and
simplified approach to Multiservice and Multifunction Access Management.
Integration of the cloud-based provisioning solution provides a single point
from which to manage and configure the entire network, reduces network and
management complexity and also reduces OPEX and CAPEX.

While provisioning is necessary to manage a network, standard TR-069
provisioning generally functions by requiring the additional use of an ACS
Server. The TR-069 approach to provisioning requires an upfront investment in
TR-069 ACS systems, several fixed costs to develop the provisioning interfaces
and recurring annual fees based on the number of managed devices. Zhone
Unified Provisioning simplifies this process by removing the required
integration of TR-069 and the ACS server, making installation simpler and
providing unique benefits previously unavailable through other provisioning
models available on the market today.

Zhone Unified Provisioning provides users with a number of benefits unique to
its services including:

  *Massive scalability: The approach is highly distributed, with every GPON
    line card in the network responsible for provisioning only the zNIDs that
    are directly connected to it.
  *Lower fixed costs and no variable costs: Zhone Unified Provisioning's
    approach is a software feature provided at no charge, requiring no
    additional services or processing hardware.
  *A fully integrated approach: The approach combines all Residential
    Gateways + zNID actions into a single Operational Support System (OSS)
    Gateway interface, with no need for coordination of provisioning actions
    between two entirely different provisioning platforms.
  *Less effort to develop the required flow-through provisioning and
    automation: The solution uses the same OSS Gateway Interface that
    automation teams are already familiar with.
  *A faster service turn-up: After the software has been installed, it will
    fully configure a Factory Defaulted zNID for all required services within
    two minutes of the GPON link ranging.
  *A significant reduction in zNID management traffic within the network: The
    solution enables all management and configuration of zNIDS to be local to
    the GPON link between the zNID and the OLT line card.

"Zhone Unified Provisioning takes a fully integrated approach, making use of a
single OSS Gateway, simplifying the process by eliminating the need for TR-069
provisioning with ACS Servers," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at
Zhone Technologies. "The solution removes expensive servers and protocols
associated with the training, management and maintenance of ACS Servers
required by other provisioning solutions and provides a number of benefits
unique to Zhone Unified Provisioning."

Zhone continues to provide innovative broadband access solutions, delivering
voice, video and data services over copper and fiber. For more information
about Zhone's FiberHome(TM) portfolio 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 inCalifornia and its products are manufactured in theUSA 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.

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Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements for any reason.

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