Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global pioneer in network access solutions, announced today that its industry-leading MXK™ multi-service access node (MSAN) system will serve as the core enabler of Novosco’s deployment of its Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) solution in Northern Ireland. A combination of Zhone’s industry-leading MXK MSAN and ETHX network termination devices have been deployed to support customers in Belfast and across the region. Novosco has added EFM to its suite of managed services to satisfy customer demand for cost-effective high-speed connectivity and to complement existing service offerings.

“EFM provides significant flexibility at a very competitive price point for our business customers,” explained Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone. “As customer demand changes, driven by new applications and an ever-changing business environment, the Zhone solution enables service providers to quickly and reliably add bandwidth to meet customer needs.”

“Zhone’s EFM solutions give us a high level of flexibility in both our service and system configuration options,” said Patrick McCaliskey, managing director of Novosco. “With this advanced capability, we are now able to efficiently deliver the high-quality advanced services that will elevate our competitive position and accelerate our growth strategy in the coming months. The Zhone portfolio of products helps us extend our reach with our customers, and gives us the option of adopting technologies such as GPON and Active Ethernet, as demand dictates.”

Novosco began integrating Zhone’s MXK terabit access platform into its network in January and went live in March 2011. To date, Zhone has deployed more than 2,600 of its fully redundant, carrier-grade all-IP MXK platforms with more than 150 service providers in more than 40 countries globally. Zhone's MXK platform is a fully redundant, carrier-grade all-IP platform and the industry's first terabit access concentrator. Featuring industry-leading density, scalability and switching capacity, the MXK provides non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet subscribers.

For more information about Zhone’s MXK and Access solutions, please visit http://www.zhone.com.

About Zhone Technologies

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE) is a global leader in all IP multi-service access solutions, serving more than 750 of the world's most innovative network operators. The IP Zhone is the only solution that enables service providers to build the network of the future…today, supporting end-to-end Voice, Data, Entertainment Social Media, Business, Mobile Backhaul and Mobility service. Zhone is committed to building the fastest and highest quality All IP Multi-Service solution for its customers. Zhone is headquartered in California and its products are manufactured in the USA in a facility that is emission, waste-water and CFC free.

Zhone, the Zhone logo, and all Zhone product names are trademarks of Zhone Technologies, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all subject to change without notice.

About Novosco

Novosco is a leading provider of Virtual Infrastructure technologies and services. We specialise in helping organisations utilise the unique aspects of these emerging technologies to solve business challenges in new and dynamic ways. Novosco has established partnerships with the very best hardware and software vendors in our areas of specialisation and we are committed to assisting our customers in the evaluation of all potential solutions, including the optimisation of current IT systems. This approach combined with our proven engagement methodology enables us to develop and deliver cost-effective solutions that are an asset to your business. We offer a unique consulting talent and technical support expertise to companies wanting to realise the benefits of their IT investment.

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