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Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Introduces New Residential Gateway Provisioning Software Providing Single Point

   Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Introduces New Residential
       Gateway Provisioning Software Providing Single Point Management

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: aurora.arlet@edelman.com        E: investor-relations@zhone.com

 Zhone Technologies Introduces New Residential Gateway Provisioning Software
                      Providing Single Point Management

 Zhone's Unified Provisioning for zNID provides new, cost-effective features

                                      

Oakland, CA - September 17, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced general
availability of the Zhone Unified Provisioning 3.0 software for its zNID
product line. Integration of Zhone's cloud-based provisioning solution
provides a single point from which to manage and configure an entire network
while also reducing network management complexity.

As technology continues to rapidly advance, home network configuration
complexity increases dramatically and the roles of networked devices in the
home have to evolve to meet bandwidth requirements. The most cost effective
solution for residential FTTx applications is to deploy a GPON ONT that
includes integrated Residential Gateway features. Through Zhone's Residential
Gateway, service providers have the ability to extend network intelligence
directly to the subscriber location resulting in fine-tuned performance and
remote operations management.

Zhone's Unified Provisioning 3.0 software enables full pre-provisioning of all
Residential Gateway features, including WiFi SSIDs and encryption passwords,
firewall and port forwarding rules, static routes, Point-to-Point Protocol
over Ethernet username and password, as well as upstream and downstream rate
limits. Additionally, it adds full configuration support for several
interfaces, including TR-069, SNMP, Web GUI, and Telnet CLI, to reduce
operational costs for deployment of dual managed GPON ONT + Residential
Gateway products.

"All FTTx service providers face a common challenge - to reliably and
cost-effectively deliver voice, IPTV, video and broadband Internet to
residential users," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone
Technologies. "Zhone's Residential Gateway management solution provides
service operators with maximum network flexibility for provisioning and
troubleshooting."

Zhone introduced the industry's first GPON ONT with integrated Residential
Gateway features in 2007 and today its zNID product line includes more than 30
different GPON Residential Gateway models. Zhone continues to provide
innovative broadband access solutions, delivering voice, video and data
services over copper and fiber. For more information on 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 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.

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Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013
and June 30, 2013. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are
made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements for any reason.



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