Press Release

Zhone Technologies Receives JITC Certification for its FiberLAN Solution

Zhone's FiberLAN OLT and ONT PON Approved for U.S. Military Use

Oakland, CA — November 19, 2013 — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that its FiberLAN Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and Optical Network Terminals (ONT) Passive Optical Network (PON) with Software Release 2.4.1 has received Joint Interoperability Certification from the Defense Information Systems Agency. The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is the established certification authority for Unified Capabilities (UC) products. This certification allows Zhone the opportunity to bid on military and government contracts, providing a robust PON based solution to support mission-critical communications.

"Zhone's FiberLAN OLT and ONT PON solutions help eliminate traditional switches, pack panels and racks by streamlining the infrastructure with a single mode fiber optic cable, conserving energy and reducing operational costs," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies. "Through the JITC Certification, Zhone's technologically advanced FiberLAN solution is now approved for use by the United States military."

FiberLAN is a high-performance and high-density, GPON-based Optical LAN solution (OLS), delivering high-speed data, voice and video to multi-level, multi-unit commercial and industrial complexes. It is scalable for a single or multilevel building, or large campus environments where customers are installing new facilities or upgrading their current LAN infrastructures. Zhone FiberLAN is a next generation Optical LAN Solution built entirely on industry leading standards.

The Joint Interoperability Test Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., currently runs a program to test technology of relevance for military branches and services. The organization performs standards conformance testing of High Frequency radio systems and data modems. The test determines the technology's level of compliance to the requirements of Military Standard.

Zhone continues to provide innovative access solutions, delivering voice, video and data services over copper and fiber. For more information on Zhone's FiberHome™ 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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