Zhone Debuts Metro WiFi

Zhone Technologies introduced SkyZhone

June 10, 2008

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in multi-service access solutions, today introduced SkyZhone™ the industry’s first metro Wi-Fi system designed to cost effectively deliver high-capacity, high-reliability, multi-service networks.



  • Industry’s first metro Wi-Fi solution to utilize 802.11n, all-MIMO antenna architecture, integrated DSL backhaul, and line powering.

  • Designed to address the challenges most directly affecting system operational costs and performance.

  • Provides capacity and reliability to deliver true, municipal and commercial, multi-service Wi-Fi networks.



(Note to Editors: Zhone will be featuring SkyZhone at NXTcomm in booth SU5611. See today’s release title: Zhone’s Metro Wi-Fi Approach Honored by NXTcomm Eos Awards for Technology Innovation)

SkyZhone revitalizes the viability of metro Wi-Fi networks by vastly increasing overall network capacity, coverage and reliability when compared to the traditional solutions used in many of the first outdoor Wi-Fi projects. The system also enhances the economics of metro Wi-Fi by giving network engineers the ability to leverage existing network backhaul facilities and greatly expand feasible locations for radio placement.

“As of the middle of last year, hundreds of municipalities worldwide had planned public Wi-Fi projects. However, network performance and reliability issues combined with the costs of building and managing ground-up networks have greatly hampered deployments,” said Steven Glapa, Zhone’s vice president of marketing and product management. “Zhone addressed these challenges head-on with SkyZhone, which, for the first time gives network operators the means to utilize Wi-Fi to deliver a truly capable and reliable multi-service network”.

Zhone Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ZHNE)

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