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Zhone Technologies Provides Increased Speed for NineStar Connects' Triple Play
and Telecommunications Services
Zhone deploys MXKs and zNIDs for cooperatives' GPON network
Oakland, CA - August 27, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a
global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new GPON
deployment with NineStar Connect,a utility cooperative offering advanced
telecommunications services. Located in Greenfield, Indiana, NineStar used
Zhone's MXK and zNID products to achieve higher HPNA speeds for its network. The
company is also planning to deploy Zhone Unified Provisioning which will enable
network management and configuration from a single point, provide massive
scalability, lower fixed costs and provide a significant reduction in zNID
management traffic within NineStar's network.
Formerly Hancock Telecom and Central Indiana Power, the 2011 merger that created
NineStar uniquely combined an electric company and a communications company. Of
note, there is only one other cooperative in the United States that offers both
communications and power services.
Zhone's products enabled more efficient communications for the cooperative,
which currently offers broadband Internet, telephone, video and security
solutions, as well as electric services. NineStar currently serves around
18,000 customers, with approximately 6,000 of those customers using services
from both the communications and power divisions.
"Expertise in NID's and the higher HPNA network speeds made Zhone an excellent
choice for NineStar's GPON network," said Earl Shaw, network operations manager
at NineStar Connect. "Zhone's products gave NineStar the ability to expand
service offerings and increase speed for its business and residential
"Zhone's MXK's and zNID's provide truly scalable solutions which are
and guarantee a high quality experience," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing
officer at Zhone Technologies. "Zhone's robust portfolio of solutions enabled
NineStar to increase the cooperative's service value."
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
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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