Zhone Gains More Velocity

Velocity Network upgrades access network, deploys Zhone Technologies’ MXK platform to strengthen business service offerings in Pennsylvania

August 2, 2011

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global pioneer in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Velocity Network and Velocity.Net Communications Inc., a leading Internet service provider (ISP) and competitive access provider (CAP) in northwest Pennsylvania. Since 1996, Velocity has offered high-speed Internet access to thousands of local businesses and residential customers in northwestern Pennsylvania. Velocity’s business customers will benefit from the expansion through enhanced scalability and network flexibility of Zhone’s MXK platform.

In July 2011, Velocity deployed Zhone’s industry leading MXK™ as its multi-service access solution for business VoIP and high speed Ethernet-over-copper services in Erie, Pennsylvania. With Zhone’s MALC™ multi-service platform already deployed in its network, Velocity needed a solution that would seamlessly interoperate with the existing network with no adverse impact to their service quality. Zhone has successfully positioned Velocity to offer a wide range of advanced services to their clients. Zhone’s MXK is currently deployed and supports asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL2+) and symmetrical high bitrate digital subscriber line Ethernet in the first mile (SHDSL-EFM) services in Velocity’s network.

“Flexibility and performance were critical elements in our decision process for the access platform,” noted Matt Wiertel, director of business development, Velocity. “Zhone offers the most flexibility with its fiber and copper cards, and we have been extremely pleased with the performance of our existing MALC. With the addition of the MXK, we will be able to serve a larger segment of the Erie region and offer increased bandwidth to our commercial clients.”

Zhone Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ZHNE)

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