The incumbent telecommunications operator of the government of Lebanon has named Zhone as its preferred IP access equipment provider

August 25, 2009

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE - News), a global leader in network access solutions, announced today that OGERO (Organisme de Gestion et d'Exploitation de l'ex Radio Orient), the incumbent telecommunications operator of the government of Lebanon has named Zhone as its preferred IP access equipment provider. OGERO selected Zhone equipment to support several major projects which include public Wi-Fi access throughout the capital city of Beirut, and ADSL2+, EFM and VDSL2 deployments nation-wide. As the national incumbent in Lebanon, OGERO has already successfully rolled out services to over 75 percent of the country’s DSL subscriber base using Zhone’s MALC multi-service access platforms (MSAPs) and 8800 IP DSLAMs.

“For our newest network expansion, we are very happy to use Zhone’s equipment offering a thoroughly integrated solution for everything from high-reliability Wi-Fi to VDSL2, ADSL2+ and EFM,” said Dr. Toufic Chebaro, Director of Information Technology for OGERO. “Accessing multiple services on one consolidated platform eliminates redundancies and makes it easier to manage and scale so we can time the introduction of new services to the needs of our customers.”

Dr. Chebaro underscored that selecting Zhone’s metro Wi-Fi solution enables OGERO to leverage their existing copper infrastructure and Zhone management system (ZMS) which significantly reduces cost of provisioning and operations. Awarded for technology innovation, SkyZhone(TM) is the only metro Wi-Fi system to provide integrated DSL backhaul and line powering coupled with an 802.11n, all-MIMO antenna architecture. The breakthrough technology design effectively solves reliability and low bandwidth issues that plagued earlier Wi-Fi systems.

In addition to metro Wi-Fi, OGERO will extend its ADSL2+ installed base and broaden its service portfolio to include VDSL2 and EFM using Zhone’s MALC. The MALC’s any card/any slot/any service design, paired with Zhone’s feature-rich access operating system make it easy, fast and cost efficient for OGERO to add differentiated new network services.

“In less than two years, OGERO has developed Lebanon’s network into a true twenty-first century IP communications infrastructure with new and ambitious projects on the way,” said Steven Glapa, VP of Product Management and Marketing for Zhone. “We are wholly committed to OGERO as a vendor partner and energized by the prospects for continued innovation ahead.”

Zhone Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ZHNE)


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