Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Launches FiberBuilder

      Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Launches FiberBuilder

Aurora Arlet                       Zhone Investor Relations
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                   Zhone Technologies Launches FiberBuilder

       New solution provides superior density for mobile back-haul and
                          switch-to-switch trunking


Oakland, CA - September 24, 2013- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced the launch of
the Zhone FiberBuilder, the newest addition to its robust MXK product line.
Zhone's FiberBuilder provides high-density LTE mobile backhaul, MXK Global
IntraLink switch-to-switch trunking and 1GE/10GE Access Aggregation delivering
essential advances in access networking while meeting carrier-class
requirements for multi-service hardware and software. Zhone's sophisticated
solution provides a high quality, cost-effective experience for subscribers
while enabling ease of management in network operation.

Demands on access networks are increasing at an accelerating rate, increasing
the need for mobile backhaul solutions. Mobile backhaul refers to alternate
wireless routes for network data transmission when normal routes are
inaccessible, requiring a truly scalable architecture.

Zhone's FiberBuilder provides operators with superior density for LTE mobile
backhaul and switch-to-switch trunking. The hardware includes two new MXK
high-bandwidth uplink cards, which enable operators to offer superior
high-bandwidth services in a variety of network designs with a wide range of
available service types and features. Additionally, the uplink cards provide
full card and network redundancy. If a card or network failover occurs, the
standby card will take over instantly without dropping any calls. Lastly, a
critical feature for service providers today, Zhone's FiberBuilder reduces the
cost of expensive 1GE and 10GE interfaces, enabling service providers to
significantly reduce cost and network management requirements by supporting
dense 1GBE and 10GBE terminations in the same multifunction, multi-service
system. FiberBuilder supports up to 56 - 1GBE interfaces and up to 14 - 10GBE
interfaces in the same compact, dense form factor, ideal for access

"Zhone's portfolio meets the diverse needs of service providers by providing a
highly scalable platform and full-featured support for VoIP, data and video
services," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies.
"Zhone's FiberBuilder brings together a unique combination of products
enabling operators to deliver advances for residential triple play and
high-bandwidth business services over any FTTx architecture."

Zhone's FiberBuilder is an aggregation device that provides front and rear
power options, easy fan access, a cable management tray and redundant power
feeds. It also provides an Ethernet Automatic Protection switching ring
support. Zhone's FiberBuilder is unique to the market in that Timing Protocols
Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and IEEE 1588v2 (Precision Time Protocols) give
the ability to derive clock input from a large range of clocking references
along with support for up to 56 x 1GE ports and 14 x 10GE Ports in a small
dense form factor while also providing support for 802.1ag.

Zhone continues to provide innovative 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.
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respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all
subject to change without notice.

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