Zhone introduces new MALC 100 allowing service providers to deliver voice, data, and video services from a compact 1U BLC

October 25, 2005

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZHNE - News), the first company dedicated to building total-delivery solutions for voice, data and video content services worldwide, today announced the availability of the newest addition to its market-leading Multi-Access Line Concentrator (MALC). The new MALC 100 allows service providers to deliver voice, data, and video services all from a compact 1U Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC).

The new MALC 100 supports 48 ports of ADSL2+, lifeline POTS and integrated splitters with ample bandwidth to deliver high-definition and multiple standard-definition video streams, high speed data and packet voice services to each subscriber. Copper or fiber dual Gig-E uplinks support standards-based Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) technology to provide cost-effective and bandwidth-efficient traffic management with quality of service assurances and network resiliency.

Optional Watertight OSP Enclosures allow for pole, pedestal, or underground deployment and a small footprint allows carriers to deploy closer than ever to their subscribers to assure ample bandwidth for advanced triple play services even to subscribers even in remote serving areas. This flexibility creates new revenue generating opportunities for carriers, allowing them to capture new broadband subscribers and deliver new bundled services including switched digital video throughout their service footprint.

The new MALC 100 follows the market-leading MALC and Raptor products which have been widely deployed by leading carriers globally. Like the Raptor, the MALC is a versatile platform that is available in a range of environmentally hardened shelf sizes including 7U, 3U and now 1U and can be deployed in the CO, remote terminals or subtended from existing cabinets.

By simultaneously addressing the need for bandwidth, reach and interoperability, Zhone allows operators to provide cost-effective voice, data and video services. In addition, the MALC is the only family of BLCs that provide in-service migration from TDM to IP Voice (VoIP) services with software-selectable emergency standalone capabilities. The MALC makes delivery of voice, data and video services possible today while providing an elegant migration to pure packet.

"Carriers are turning to Broadband Loop Carriers to deliver triple-play voice, data and video services," said Eric Presworsky, vice president of product management at Zhone. "As the number one provider of BLC platforms today, Zhone has eliminated both technical and economic barriers to delivering profitable triple-play services."

Zhone Technologies Inc.

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