Zhone Technologies, Inc: Clayton Crowne Plaza Selects Zhone Technologies' FiberLAN for First Full Fiber Hotel in Mid-West

  Zhone Technologies, Inc: Clayton Crowne Plaza Selects Zhone Technologies'
            FiberLAN for First Full Fiber Hotel in Mid-West Region

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Clayton Crowne Plaza Selects Zhone Technologies' FiberLAN for First Full Fiber
                           Hotel in Mid-West Region

Zhone improves Internet connectivity for hotel guests and increases occupancy
                           through FiberLAN network

Oakland, CA - September 19, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new fiber
deployment at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Clayton, MO. The service is being
integrated by MTS, a Zhone Certified Partner, while the Clayton Crown Plaza
undergoes renovations. This solution enables guests to access reliable
high-speed Internet with greater bandwidth and fewer dropped connections from
each individual room. Dependable connectivity is an immense incentive for
hotel guests, whether traveling for business or leisure.

Prior to guestroom renovations, the Clayton Crowne Plaza consulted with their
HSIA integrator, MTS, for a future-proof way to prepare its network
infrastructure to meet guests' demands for speed and bandwidth availability.
MTS recommended implementing a fiber backbone as well as extending fiber to
each of the guestrooms. Zhone's MXK GPON-based Optical LAN solution (OLS)
powering the fiber backbone and nine intermediate distribution frames (IDF's),
enabled the hotel to be prepared for the future with the ability to install
fiber to each of the 241 guestrooms, as well as 21,000 SF of meeting space. As
the renovations continue to progress and Zhone MXK powered fiber is expanded
to additional guestrooms, the hotel guests have internet speeds of 600 Mbps
wireless / 1 Gbps hardwired and there will still be plenty of capacity to the
MDF / IDF's to reliably increase bandwidth for Internet access and new
applications. This ensures that Clayton Crowne Plaza is providing guests the
bandwidth and speed they desire along with differentiating themselves from
other hotels in the area.

"Zhone's GPON deployment was critical to our success," said Greg Zes, owner of
the Clayton Crowne Plaza. "Being able to offer guests reliable high-speed
Internet has increased the guest nightly occupancy by 20% percent over the
last 6 months and has also increased event booking in our meeting spaces."

"The solution has given the Clayton Crowne Plaza a way to increase revenue
through increasing its occupancy, as well as a way to prepare for the future
by enabling fiber in every guestroom as the requirements expand," said Brian
Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies. "The deployment will
help the hotel to significantly improve its Internet availability for guests."

FiberLAN is a high-performance and high-density, GPON-based Optical LAN
solution (OLS), delivering high speed data, voice and video to multi-level,
multi-unit commercial and industrial complexes, including hotel rooms,
bandwidth demanding desktops and work-stations. It is scalable for a single or
multilevel building, or large campus environments where customers are
installing new facilities or upgrading their current LAN infrastructures.
Zhone FiberLAN is a next generation Optical LAN Solution built entirely on
industry leading standards.

For more information on the product offerings in Zhone's FiberHome 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.

About MTS
MTS provides a "SingleSOURCE" for hotel technology solutions. Maintaining a
sole focus on hospitality, MTS services hotels nationwide with a full range of
industry approved PBX, HSIA, FTG TV, Converged IP Networks and a US based 24x7
Guest HSIA Call Center powered by SMART. MTS is a forward thinking company in
the ever-changing world of hotel technology committed to providing solutions
responsive to hotel requirements in an innovative, cost effective,
professional manner. When Service Counts! www.mts.cc

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