Zhone Technologies, Inc: Swedish Provider GavleNet Selects Zhone Technologies for VDSL2 Network Upgrade

Zhone Technologies, Inc: Swedish Provider GavleNet Selects Zhone Technologies
                          for VDSL2 Network Upgrade


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Swedish Provider GavleNet Selects Zhone Technologies for VDSL2 Network Upgrade

    Zhone MXK provides increased bandwidth and expanded service offerings


Oakland, CA - February 13, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that Swedish
service provider, GavleNet, has chosen to upgrade its network through
installation of Zhone's MXK for VDSL2. Based in Gavle, Sweden, GavleNet
provides Internet access to residential and business customers, as well as
campuses, in the region. Following the equipment upgrade, approximately 3,500
customers will receive access to advanced high-speed Internet services.

When upgrading its platform, GavleNet needed equipment that supported both
ADSL and VDSL2. Zhone's MXK met this need while also providing multi-service
capabilities and a platform that could easily be upgraded to fiber. This was
essential since GavleNet's long-term focus was on eventually deploying full
fiber access in the area through Active Ethernet (AE) or GPON.

"Zhone's innovative and adaptable solution allowed GavleNet to upgrade its
current infrastructure while also providing opportunity for future upgrades
through fiber," said Stefan Stexgård, strategist and product manager at
GavleNet. "Another major advantage is that the MXK eliminated the need for
additional metro network equipment through the 10G uplink options. This
represents a big investment savings opportunity for GavleNet and helps us
significantly decrease our operational expenditure in parallel."

"Zhone's flexible portfolio of products and solutions enabled GavleNet to
provide its customers with reliable, state-of-the-art services and increased
bandwidth," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies.
"It's a truly scalable solution that has proven to be adaptable to GavleNet's
unique requirements, while also improving overall cost-efficiency for

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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