Satellite Provider Picks Zhone
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that Warner Properties Communications (WPC), a full-service satellite/Internet provider, has selected Zhone for the integration of its VDSL2 technology. Through this deployment, WPC will be able to provide high speed data, video and voice services to its more than 15,000 subscribers in the Twin Cities market. VDSL2 is a technology that enables telcos to maintain bottom-line costs while remaining competitive with cable providers by delivering fiber-like speeds over copper lines. For WPC, it specifically offers symmetrical access mirroring existing capabilities with Ethernet deployments consisting of 10/100 mbps port speeds. VDSL2 also allows WPC to scale capital expenditure as subscribers increase, allowing for initial deployment costs to be more reasonable for its current footprint. “Warner Properties Communications needed a solution for buildings not wired with category five cables or better, and thus could not use Ethernet. Coax solutions such as DOCSIS were too expensive and not suitable for a deployment this size,” said Chase Rydberg, director of network operations at Warner Properties Communications. “Zhone’s VDSL2 products allowed us to have a symmetrical last-mile solution for every building we provide with Internet access.” Zhone Technologies Inc.