Press Release

Zhone Technologies Introduces New zNID Active Ethernet Product Portfolio at TelcoTV 2011

ONT portfolio expansion, to be showcased at leading industry tradeshow, provides multi-service, high bandwidth connectivity for customers globally

Oakland, CA — October 26, 2011 — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its new zNID 24xx GE Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). The new Active Ethernet indoor ONTs, part of the zNID 24xx series indoor ONTs, provide a cost-efficient, high performance solution for delivering high bandwidth services. Zhone will showcase the new family of zNID indoor ONTs at TelcoTV 2011 in New Orleans, Oct. 25-27, 2011.

"Following the launch of the zNID GPON indoor ONTs last month, we are pleased to introduce our new zNID Active Ethernet indoor ONTs," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer of Zhone. "We understand the increased competition, pricing pressures and budget limitations faced by our customers. On the other hand, the demands for high bandwidth services and applications keep growing. Understanding this position and leveraging our deep industry experience, we continue to provide robust, cost efficient FTTx products and solutions that differentiate the offerings of our customers globally. The new series of zNID Active Ethernet ONTs provide a highly competitive price point while providing a future-proof solution for complex media-rich applications."

Zhone's zNID Active Ethernet indoor ONT portfolio is designed to meet the needs of the bandwidth intensive services being deployed to homes and businesses today, and in the future. Integrating and leveraging the Zhone Management System (ZMS™) and Zhone EZ Touch Provisioning System™, the new indoor ONTs are ideal for distances up to 20 kms, provide multiple POTS and GE port options, WiFi and IP Video support, wire-speed bridging and routing functionality and can be conveniently deployed on the desktop or wall-mounted.

The new zNID GE/AE 24xx family includes the following three products, all providing Active Ethernet, targeted at the indoor residential market segment:

  • ZNID-GE-2402: 2 GE LAN ports

  • ZNID-GE-2424: 4 GE LAN ports

  • ZNID-GE-2426: 2 POTS ports, 4 GE LAN ports, 802.11n WiFi, USB

For more information about Zhone's zNID ONT product family or to learn more about the various applications, please visit the new CPEs portfolio on 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.

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