Communication Partner SRL selects Zhone for GPON deployments in Argentina

Friday, September 14th, 2012 
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Latin American systems integration leverages Zhone technology to provide triple play services to the regional, independent telephone cooperative market

OAKLAND, CA — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, announced today that its industry-leading MXK™ system has been selected by Communication Partner SRL for five GPON deployments in the Argentinean provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Neuquén. The MXK will provide high speed fiber access to subscribers of four different telephone cooperatives and one housing development. The products selected are the MXK 819 and 319, 2424 and 2426 ONTs series. The combination of these solutions provides access to triple play and high-bandwidth business services over any FTTx architecture.

“Zhone’s MXK and ONT solutions are the perfect fit for the independent telephone cooperative market in Argentina,” says Fernando Yubero, general manager of Communication Partner SRL. “The flexibility of mixing xDSL technologies with GPON or Active Ethernet was a key factor in choosing the MXK for these deployments. The large variety of indoor and outdoor ONTs available from Zhone enables us to offer an efficient and cost effective way to deploy fiber based solutions for a variety of customers including telephone companies and residential developments.”

“The ability of the MXK to provide fiber access for a variety of applications has been repeatedly demonstrated in similar projects worldwide,” says Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer for Zhone. “Zhone’s success in building the telecom industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of scalable FTTx solutions is a direct reflection of the reliability of our products and the value provided to our customers. These new deployments in Argentina are proof that systems integrators in the growing Latin America market continue to recognize Zhone as a leading provider of fiber access solutions.”

The number of MXK platform deployments has more than doubled since Q2 2011, expanding from approximately 1,500 systems to more than 3,650, generating a total subscriber capacity of 27 million. In Q2 2012, alone, Zhone shipped more than 400 MXKs. 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’s ONT deployment growth has also grown more than 9,500 percent since Q1 2009.