Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Introduces MXK XG-PON1 Line Card at FTTH Stockholm 2014

 Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Introduces MXK XG-PON1 Line Card
                            at FTTH Stockholm 2014

Aurora Arlet                       Zhone Investor Relations
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  Zhone Technologies Introduces MXK XG-PON1 Line Card at FTTH Stockholm 2014

  Next generation XG-PON1 solution enables bandwidth speeds of up to 10 Gbps
                       downstream and 2.5 Gbps upstream


Oakland, CA - February 18, 2014 -Zhone Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced the
introduction of the XG-PON1 Line Card for MXK. The card delivers up to 10 Gbps
downstream and 2.5 Gbps upstream over a passive optical network, enabling
service providers to deliver sophisticated applications and video services.
Zhone will showcase the new solution at FTTH Stockholm 2014, February 18-20,
2014 (booth S33).

Offerings such  as  online  gaming,  interactive  E-learning,  remote  medical 
services, and  Ultra  HD TV  are  rapidly increasing  bandwidth  demand.  GPON 
provides  one  of  the  most  cost-effective  ways  for  operators  to  deploy 
fiber-based services to the home or business. The MXK platforms'  non-blocking 
architecture and  intelligent  processing  enable  GPON  networks  to  deliver 
uncompromising quality for the full range of triple-play services.

"Zhone's newest XG-PON1 line card is in preliminary test and trials with our
customers now," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone
Technologies. "The new line card's scalable design helps service providers
meet challenging and future demands on access networks. As Zhone's MXK
continues to evolve with the needs of service providers delivering fiber
services, the new line card helps to further position our customers, MXK and
Zhone for the future in optical networking. Zhone's FiberHome portfolio
brings together a diverse combination of products and solutions that enable
service providers to offer the advanced broadband services customers desire."

Zhone's MXK intelligent terabit access concentrator reflects a clean-sheet
approach to multi-service architecture. Each of Zhone's solutions, including
its MXK platforms, provide business and residential customers with unique
fiber solutions that expand service offerings and increase value through
future opportunity for network enhancement. For residential triple play and
high-bandwidth business services over any FTTx architecture, the MXK solution
sets a new performance benchmark.

For more information about Zhone's FiberHome portfolio or to learn more about
the XG-PON1 Line Card, please visitwww.zhone.comor visit the company's booth
(#S33) atFTTH Stockholm 2014, February 18-20, 2014. Zhone will be displaying
the new next generation PON card in their MXK at the show.

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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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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