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Cable Operator, TVFuego Selects Zhone Technologies for New GPON Network
Zhone enables one of the largest GPON deployments in Argentina, continuing
traction in LATAM
Oakland, CA - September 26, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that TVFuego has
selected Zhone for a new GPON network deployment that will enable greater
bandwidth support for its customers. Headquartered in Rio Grande on the island
of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, cable operator TVFuego will deploy Zhone's MXK
and zNIDs to provide triple play services to approximately 18,000 residential
and business subscribers in the Rio Grande area. This is one of the largest GPON
deployments to date in Argentina.
Prior to Zhone's deployment, TVFuego offered triple play through Data Over Cable
Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS). TVFuego chose to deploy GPON because
it is the only technology that allowed growth without immediate limitations,
providing a more scalable solution for their future bandwidth needs. Through
implementing the GPON network, the operator is now able to offer a wide range of
services at lower costs.
"Zhone's forward-looking approach to TVFuego's specific needs, as well its
impressive portfolio of products and local support, made it the superior choice
for our new GPON network," said Jose Luis Paños, chief executive officer of
TVFuego. "Zhone's services have given TVFuego the ability to provide our
customers with the increased bandwidth capacity and reliability of services that
The island of Tierra del Fuego has one of the toughest environments for outside
fiber because of year-round high winds and below-freezing temperatures in the
winter. The island was recently connected to a new mainland backbone with a new
fiber that allowed them to access higher speed connections, substantially
increasing bandwidth capabilities in the area. Zhone needed to work closely with
local reseller, Communications Partner, to ensure the design and engineering for
deployment of the MXK and ONTs were adaptable to TVFuego's specific needs.
"Zhone provides truly scalable solutions and this deployment is an excellent
example of the adaptability of our products, expanding our foothold on the cable
market," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies. "This
year, Zhone has made significant traction in Latin America, with recent
deployments in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. We are excited to partner with
TVFuego to provide faster and more reliable triple play services to its
customers in Tierra del Fuego."
Zhone has built the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of FTTx customer
premise equipment, for both Active Ethernet and GPON standards, including a
variety of configurations for residential, business, MDU, and cellular backhaul
applications. For more information on Zhone's innovative solutions, please visit
Zhone's FiberHome(TM) portfolio or go to 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
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