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Klisa Telecom Selects Zhone to Provide Advanced Broadband Services to 20,000
service provider deploys MXK for Fiber and Copper based MSAN services
Oakland, CA - Feb 5, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global
leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced that through a
partnership with reseller Digistar, Brazilian company Klisa Telecom has deployed
the Zhone MXK solution to support advanced broadband services in the city of
Montes Claros, Brazil. The company also selected the platform for 10 additional
cities in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Klisa Telecom plans to offer high
speed voice and data services to their customers using the MxK 819 with a mix of
GPON, ADSL+POTS and VDSL2+POTS combo cards for FTTx services.
Paralleling Brazil's rapid economic growth, the number of broadband subscribers
in 2012 grew 51.5 percent year-over-year according to Brazil's Associacao
Brasileira de Telecomunicacoes (Telebrasil). Despite growing consumer demand,
the region suffers from a lack of affordable high speed links and wireless
technologies in non-licensed frequencies not feasible as a solution to improve
To meet the growing demand for advanced broadband services in the region, Klisa
Telecom was determined to bring new and competitive access technologies to the
Montes Claros area. Klisa Telecom selected Zhone's solutions due to its
scalability and ease of deployment, along with the company's reputation for high
quality customer service.
"We selected Zhone's MxK to provide a solution that both improved our customers'
services speeds, as well as overall affordability," said Edson Xavier Veloso
Junior, Klisa Telecom's technology director. "The MxK allowed us to mix a
variety of technologies into the same chassis, expanding our service offerings
over fiber and incorporating new products over copper."
"The Klisa Telecom deployment, and the recently announced Ligue deployment
illustrate Zhone's continued momentum in Latin America," said Brian Caskey,
Zhone's chief marketing officer. "The MxK has the perfect combination of access
interfaces, density and price for operators in Brazil and the international
market - as a whole."
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
About Klisa Telecom
Klisa has a nation-wide license to operate multimedia communications services
since 2008 and its headquarters are located in Montes Claros, northern Minas
Gerais state. Klisa has a management and operation team formed by professionals
that strive to provide high quality services to their customers. Klisa business
focuses on providing network infrastructure in two main business segments,
business lan to lan connectivity and internet access. The company currently
provides access services to approximately 20000 subscribers in an area of 300Km
around Montes Claros using wireless and fiber optic networks.
Digistar is a Brazilian company that since 1999 provides solutions to the IT and
telecommunication market, through a well-structured quality policy and actions
aimed at improving the quality, provides products for high availability and
reliability. Digistar is located in the São Leopoldo Technology Park in Rio
Grande do Sul state(RS). Partner Zhone Technologies in 2007 and it is
specialized in converging solutions in voice, data and video. Digistar also
manufactures a variety of products for the telecommunications market, such as
routers, gateways, modems, CPEs, PBX and management software as well as CTI
(Computer Telephone Integration) solutions for call centers for hotels,
hospitals and medium to large size companies. Digistar's mission is to develop,
produce and sell high quality products and services with the latest technology
and optimal cost.
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.
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