Zhone Enters 2013 with Strong Global FTTH Presence

  • Zhone Technologies
OAKLAND, CA — Zhone Technologies, Inc., a global provider of FTTx network access solutions, continues to gain momentum for the global deployment of its MXK multi-service access node (MSAN), garnering substantial growth for its GPON, Active Ethernet (AE) and Very-High-Bit-Rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL2) connectivity. In Q4 2012, Zhone shipped more than 400 MXKs, expanding the total number of MXK platform deployments to more than 4,400 units. To date, the company has shipped more than 3 million of its GPON ports globally and generated a total subscriber capacity of more than 30 million.

In the FTTx market, Zhone has been recognized by industry analysts as a top-five global player for its third consecutive year. The company has also been outpacing projections and multiple suppliers within the market. Zhone's FTTx customer base has grown at a CAGR of 66.5 percent since Q1 2009.

Creating Future-proofed Networks
"Zhone's MXK Platforms, combined with zNID GPON and AE Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) and Zhone Management System (ZMS) provide customers with the opportunity to expand network reach and service offerings, giving them the means to stay competitive," explained Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone. Each of our solution portfolios - the IP Zhone, Zhone FiberHome and Zhone FiberCell - allow customers to sustain and enhance the value of their own copper, fiber and Ethernet investments for the long-term while designing a future-proof network."

Zhone's FiberHome portfolio of products and solutions, which includes the MXK platform, fulfills the network requirements of both international and domestic customers' broadband expansion efforts for residential users. Additionally, growing opportunities in business services delivery provide ongoing prospects for Zhone to further globally deploy the MXK with the company's FiberLAN solution.

Featuring industry-leading density, scalability and switching capacity, the MXK is the industry's first terabit access concentrator and provides non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet subscribers. Zhone ONT deployment has also grown at a CAGR of 242 percent since Q1 2009, while MXK OLT has grown at a CAGR of 238 percent for the same period.

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