Zhone Debuts New VOIP Gear

Zhone intros new VoiceFLEX gateway module for scaleable circuit to packet-voice migration

January 20, 2005

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZHNE), the first company dedicated to building total-delivery solutions for voice, data and video content services worldwide, today announced the availability of its new VoiceFLEX(TM) Voice Gateway module for its Multi-Access Line Concentrator (MALC(TM)) products. With this new feature set, the MALC enables a full array of voice, data and video services over efficient circuit or packet-based networks with TDM support for both GR-303 and V5.2, ATM support for AAL2 and ELCP, as well as Voice over IP(VoIP) support for both SIP and MGCP standards-based service implementations-- all in a single platform.

   With the introduction of VoiceFLEX, Zhone's MALC can be deployed both as a remote loop carrier (RT) or Central Office Terminal (COT). As a COT, the MALC is able to aggregate traffic from multiple loop carriers and provide direct host connectivity using native GR-303 and V5.2 signaling. As a COT, the MALC with VoiceFLEX Gateway dramatically reduces the required number of expensive interface groups on the switch, providing unrivalled capacity for over 52,000 subscribers in a single 19 inch chassis measuring just 7 rack units in height.

   VoiceFLEX allows carriers to maintain their existing voice infrastructure while enabling a seamless transition to a multi-service end-to-end IP network. The MALC with VoiceFLEX can be configured to deliver a range of narrowband and broadband services for residential and business subscribers including: traditional TDM POTS, Specials, T1/E1, DSL, Ethernet, and PON. With the Zhone MALC, carriers can now migrate to VoIP without impacting current services, and can readily deliver new services over existing lines.

   "Zhone's MALC was created to provide carriers with a flexible and scalable cost-effective platform for their entire access network," said Jeanette Symons, CTO and Vice President, Engineering for Zhone. "By leveraging existing trunking and line facilities, while providing carrier-class VoIP support, Zhone's MALC and VoiceFLEX Gateway allows carriers to migrate to VoIP at their own pace, with no disruption to existing subscribers and no wasted investment."

Zhone Technologies Inc.

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