Zhone Technologies, Inc : NMU Taps Zhone Technologies to Improve Wireless Network Access 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 NMU Taps Zhone Technologies to Improve Wireless Network Access Zhone's VDSL2 technology to increase connectivity for off-campus housing Oakland, CA - June 27, 2013-Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global pioneer in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new VDSL2 deployment with Northern Michigan University (NMU), located in Marquette, Mich. Designed as a cost-effective way for the university to provide residents in nearby off-campus apartments with exceptionally fast and reliable wireless Internet, VDSL2 is an access technology that uses the existing copper infrastructure originally designed for traditional telephone services to deliver high speed Internet. Known as a high-tech university because it provides a campus-wide blanket of high-speed wireless and regional wireless coverage with WIMAX services to students' homes, as well as laptops to every student, NMU needed to extend high speed Internet access to 20 off-campus apartment buildings. Faced with the need to upgrade a wireless system running over legacy ADSL, NMU turned to Zhone's VDSL2 technology to meet current and future expectations for reliable high speed Internet service. "The new VDSL2 system was sold as a plug-and-play solution to upgrade our current ADSL system, offering significantly higher connectivity speeds," said Don Salo, telecommunications director at Northern Michigan University. "After initial setup of the controllers, the installation of WiFi routers went smoothly and provided a seamless transition from ADSL to VDSL2. The end result delivered increased speed to our residents at affordable costs for the university." The emergence of VDSL2 technology provides a great opportunity for carriers across the globe to provide customers with the bandwidth they desire at affordable costs. While speeds vary, VDSL2 can deliver asymmetric and symmetric aggregate data rates up to 200 mbps downstream and upstream, while ADSL broadband services have fixed bit rates and cannot support high definition video due to bandwidth limits. "VDSL2 was easily installed in the apartments within the university's current infrastructure, allowing for increased bandwidth to align with students' expectations," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone. "The platform gives Northern Michigan University increased wireless network efficiency and high-speed data services." Zhone's FiberHome portfolio of products and solutions fulfills the network requirements of broadband expansion efforts for residential users. For more information about Zhone's various applications, including VDSL2, please visit the Zhone FiberHome(TM) portfolio. 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. 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Zhone Technologies, Inc : NMU Taps Zhone Technologies to Improve Wireless Network Access
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