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Zhone to Unveil New Mobile Backhaul Solutions at CTIA Wireless 2011

New solutions to leverage technology, expertise from market-leading FTTx portfolio to address 3G and 4G bandwidth needs

Oakland, CA — March 10, 2011 — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global pioneer in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that it will be participating in CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando, Fla., March 22-24, 2011. Not only will the recently expanded Zhone FiberHome portfolio be on display, including the flagship MXK™ intelligent multi-service access node (MSAN) and Zhone Network Interface Device (zNID) Optical Network Terminals (ONT), but Zhone will also introduce new solutions designed specifically to address operators' 3G and 4G mobile backhaul needs.

"Zhone remains focused on developing and delivering the telecommunication industry's most comprehensive FTTx access portfolio," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer, Zhone. "Yet, increases in bandwidth requirements remain the greatest issue of mobile backhaul improvements. As we'll showcase at CTIA, our goal is to work with all service providers – whether mobile operators, telcos, utilities or cable operators- to enable a seamless migration to the next generation of high-bandwidth, high-speed network technologies without significant investment requirements."

For more information about Zhone's MXK solution, please visit http://www.zhone.com/products/MXK/. To learn more about Zhone's new mobile backhaul solutions, stop by Zhone's booth #2037 in South Exhibit Hall A at CTIA Wireless 2011, March 22-24, 2011.

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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