Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Releases High-Performance, Compact VDSL2

Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Releases High-Performance, Compact


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         Zhone Technologies Releases High-Performance, Compact VDSL2

  Zhone's newest VDSL2 provides economic solution for faster speeds through

Oakland, CA - October 21, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced the release of
Zhone's MX-160-LT-8P (8 Port) VDSL2 at the Broadband World Forum show in
Amsterdam. The new compact DSLAM provides next generation features in a
compact form-factor that is ideal for Fiber-to-the-Node, Curb, Building and
Basement deployments, making it simple and cost-effective to deliver
uncompromised triple-play services throughout serving areas.

The MX-160-LT-8P supports rich triple-play services on each subscriber port
and supports simple and cost-effective transport on both copper or fiber. It
is fully remote-managed, allowing carriers to reduce service turn-up intervals
and reduce truck rolls, ultimately lowering operational costs and improving
customer service. The MX-160-LT-8P effectively enables service providers to
offer compelling bundles of multi-line voice, high-speed Internet access and
multi-set IP video (including HDTV) over their existing copper infrastructure.

Zhone's MX products, including the MX-160-LT-8P, are specifically designed for
easy configuration and management through a built-in Web Graphical Interface.
Its compact design allows easy deployment in remote cabinets, telecom closets
or any space-constrained locations. This low-power, fully programmable, high
performance solution enables service providers to cost-effectively generate
additional revenue through their triple-play offerings, including the
different iterations of video services emerging in the marketplace.

"VDSL2 enables operators to provide their customers with faster speeds with
this 30A capable solution at lower cost," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing
officer at Zhone Technologies. "This VDSL2 solution created by Zhone can be
defined by its ease of use and packet processing/switching capability to
support triple-play, allowing carriers to substantially improve their

As an end-to-end solution, Zhone's VDSL2 Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) and
Central Office Equipment (CO) products offer high-speed, long reach and low
cost solutions for multi-tenant and multi-dwelling units, remote terminal and
central office deployments.

Zhone will also be exhibiting at the Broadband World Forum, held in Amsterdam
on Tuesday, October 22 through Thursday, October 24. For more information on
Zhone's MX-160-LT-8P or the other solutions in the Zhone FiberHome(TM)
portfolio, please visit Zhone at its BBWF exhibit, booth #F29 or visit the
Zhone website.

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
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