Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Introduces MX 180, Firing Up Multi-Gigabit Connections

   Zhone Technologies, Inc: Zhone Technologies Introduces MX 180, Firing Up
                          Multi-Gigabit Connections


Aurora Arlet                       Zhone Investor Relations
Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013
Tel: +1 404.908.3186               Fax: +1 510.777.7001
E: aurora.arlet@edelman.com        E: investor-relations@zhone.com


  Zhone Technologies Introduces MX 180, Firing Up Multi-Gigabit Connections

High-Performance 1U GE/10GE enables service providers to significantly improve
                  customer offering while increasing revenue

Oakland, CA - February 19, 2014 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced the release of
its Small-Form-Factor-Pluggable (SFP) MX-180-GE-LT and MX-180-GE-LT-RJ45
(MX-180), enabling operators to deliver advanced triple play services to their
customers from a more compact footprint.

The new MX-180 -supporting optical or copper transport- allows the deployment
of Gigabit Ethernet interface services at customer premises without the need
for a large and complex infrastructure. Requiring less power than competitive
offerings, the fully programmable MX 180 enables service providers to
cost-effectively deliver advanced applications, including different iterations
of video and data services emerging in the marketplace. It can be used to
deliver uncompromising triple play services in an MDU deployment or used in a
data intensive office environment.

"The MX-180-GE-LT provides a powerful management facility that delivers
advanced IP capabilities, delivering secure, reliable and efficient voice,
data and video services," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone
Technologies. "Zhone's newest MX solution enables service providers to
substantially improve their offerings with compelling bundles over copper or
existing fiber infrastructures at affordable costs."

The devices deliver Gigabit Ethernet Aggregation, Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU)
and Optical Networking Unit (ONU) features in a compact, hardened form-factor.
The RJ45-connector model provides 24 Gigabit Ethernet fixed RJ45 copper
downlink/subscriber ports and allows for a cost-effective method of deploying
copper Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet services. The models also offer
multiple Gigabit Ethernet uplink interfaces.

Zhone's MX family products are designed for easy configuration and management
through a built-in Web Graphical Interface. The compact design allows for easy
deployment in remote cabinets and space-constrained central offices. The
Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on Zhone's MX products can be configured as
linear, ring or aggregated links.

Zhone provides innovative access solutions, delivering voice, video and data
services over copper and fiber. The company continues to demonstrate global
growth for its industry-leading MXK(TM) by exceeding a total of more than
5,700 system deployments with over 150 service providers in 40 countries by
the close of Q4 2013. 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 inCalifornia and its products are manufactured in theUSA 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the
safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue,"
"could," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "may," "plan," "project,"
"seek," "should," "target," "will," "would," variations of such words, and
similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In
addition, forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that
refer to financial estimates; projections of revenue, margins, expenses or
other financial items. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ
materially from those expressed in or contemplated by the forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are
not limited to, commercial acceptance of the Company's products; intense
competition in the communications equipment market; the Company's ability to
execute on its strategy and operating plans; and economic conditions specific
to the communications, networking, internet and related industries. In
addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in the Company's SEC
filings available at www.sec.gov, including without limitation, the Company's
annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and the
Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013,
June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013. Readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on
which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements for any reason.



This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf
of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for
the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Zhone Technologies, Inc via Globenewswire
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.