Zhone announces support for Emulated Loop Control Protocol signaling standard for voice over ATM

January 15, 2004

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), the first company dedicated solely to delivering the full spectrum of next-generation local loop infrastructure equipment, today announced support for the ELCP (Emulated Loop Control Protocol) signaling standard for Voice over ATM (VoATM).

ELCP (Emulated Loop Control Protocol) is a message-based protocol that was approved by the ATM Forum in June 2000 (AF-VMOA-0145) and is based on the ETSI V5.2 standard. Zhone has completed integration of standards-based BLES-CCS/Emulated Loop Control Protocol (ELCP) signaling software and carried out ISDN and POTS over DSL interoperability using Zhone's multi-service access voice gateways. As part of the solution, Zhone selected Aztek Engineering's 'A-BLES' (Aztek Broadband Loop Emulation Service) signaling software technology for implementing ELCP on their multi-service architecture.

"Zhone implemented the VoATM BLES protocol because standardized protocols enable us to penetrate markets more quickly and cost effectively," said Jeanette Symons, CTO and VP of Engineering, Zhone Technologies. "The BLES standard maximizes deployment flexibility for our customers while minimizing interoperability issues."

Scott Cartwright, VP of Global Sales and Marketing for Aztek said, "We're pleased that Zhone implemented our A-BLES solution for its International Voice Gateway. Aztek's experience with V5.2 and GR-303 access protocols has produced a cost-effective A-BLES CO product with processor redundancy. This cements Aztek's position as the vendor of choice for voice signaling interoperability solutions worldwide."

Zhone Technologies Inc.

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