Zhone Technologies, Inc : NMU Taps Zhone Technologies to Improve Wireless Network Access

  Zhone Technologies, Inc : NMU Taps Zhone Technologies to Improve Wireless
                                Network Access


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        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

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.

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