Zhone Underscores Strong FTTx Growth With 18 New zNID Optical Network
Terminals For GPON And Gigabit Ethernet
June 15, 2010
Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global leader in network
access solutions for fiber, copper and wireless broadband
infrastructures, today followed its market growth announcement with the
introduction of eighteen new zNID optical network terminals (ONTs) for
GPON and Active Ethernet deployments.
These newest additions to
the zNID-42xx product line provide a 10x performance improvement over
earlier models, while optimizing service provider's ONT costs for a wide
variety of deployment configurations.
Based on a wire-speed router architecture, Zhone's new ONTs deliver
best-in-class data throughput regardless of packet size to support the
most demanding FTTx applications. All new models provide dual 1Gigabit
Ethernet LAN ports, two or four voice ports with support for SIP,
SIP-PLAR and MGCP Voice over IP protocols. This gives service providers
an elegant migration path from legacy to softswitch architectures
without replacing ONTs.
The latest generation of HPNA chipset for home networking is performance
optimized with flexible provisioning over phoneline and coax. Active
Ethernet models provide an SFP uplink that supports a wide variety of
Active GigE transceivers for even greater deployment flexibility. GPON
models are available with and without support for downstream RF Video or
RfoG. All models are manufactured in Zhone's USA production facility and
are available immediately.
continues to gain momentum with the MXK and the newly expanded zNID
line," said Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst for Broadbandtrends. "Zhone
has made impressive gains in FTTx globally, particularly in EMEA and
CALA where it now ranks among the top three GPON vendors. Besides the
inherent product strengths of the MXK and zNID line, Zhone benefits
greatly from its ability to address global markets."
MXK and zNID solution deployment is outpacing the industry today due
primarily to the immense value delivered to our customers," said Brian
Caskey, CMO for Zhone. "Service providers are constrained by bandwidth
and the ability to provision new advanced applications seamlessly and
cost-effectively. Zhone is helping address the pain points of our
customers and helping build their network of the future, today."
Zhone's MXK and zNIDs for FTTx provide a cost
efficient, high performance solution for delivering sophisticated
services to large numbers of subscribers. In addition to twice the
capacity of the closest competing platform, the MXK provides
industry-leading density, supporting up to 9,200 users per chassis. For
service providers, this means lower bandwidth costs and lowered costs
per subscriber. Paired with Zhone's zNID optical network terminals
service providers extend network intelligence directly to the subscriber
location resulting in fine-tuned performance and remote operations and
management. End-to-end network intelligence enables carriers to evolve
from bandwidth providers, to communications and entertainment services
providers, increasing value and quality of experience for their
customers along with average revenue per subscriber.
For more information about Zhone's MXK and zNID FTTx platforms, call
(877) Zhone-20 (946-6320) or visit http://www.zhone.com/products/znid/
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 our
customers. Zhone is headquartered in California and its products are
manufactured in the USA in a facility that is emission, waste-water and