ZHONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
The Service Provider Challenge
Perhaps for the first time, service providers are facing real competition to their primary businesses. Competitors are encroaching with integrated voice, data and video services that are price competitive. While the addition of video services will help complete their existing service offerings, carriers must also defend their voice and data businesses while simultaneously retooling to rapidly evolving packet-based services. Service Providers need a manageable, scalable, more cost-effective delivery platform that extends their existing networks and allows them to defend their subscriber base and sustain long-term growth.
The Zhone Solution
Zhone's Single Line Multi-Service architecture (SLMS™), allows carriers to concurrently deliver voice, new premium data and video services over copper or fiber access lines. Zhone provides carriers with an elegant migration from legacy circuit-based technology to packet based networks while substantially reducing operating costs. With deployments at over 600 service providers and network operators including among some of the world's largest networks, Zhone has enabled service providers to reinvent their businesses.
Zhone Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZHNE) was founded by senior executives of Ascend Communications and began operations in September 1999. With corporate headquarters in Oakland, California, the company operates development centers across North America and has sales and service facilities and customers spanning the globe.
Zhone's SLMS architecture delivers key benefits to service providers:
Optimized Broadband Access
Zhone provides the most comprehensive array of scalable platforms and cabinets supporting 8 to 2880 ports per enclosure. Local or line-powered options extend reach to 38,000 ft. / 11.6 km while optional watertight outside plant (OSP) enclosures allow pole, pedestal or underground deployment. This deployment flexibility minimizes loop lengths with precise port densities allowing carriers to provide the ubiquitous broadband needed for triple play services.
Optimized Migration to Packet
Software selectable line and trunk interfaces provide elegant circuit to packet migration. Flexible uplinks including GR-303 / V5.2 / OC-12 / Gig-E allow carriers to deploy and maintain existing TDM services while simultaneously retooling for packet voice using SIP, MGCP or H.248 signaling. Zhone's Flexband™ technology supports broadband and narrowband service without cutovers or the need to dispatch OSP technicians.
Optimized Triple Play
Zhone's innovative end-to-end solution alleviates incompatibilities and smoothes upgrades. The Zhone Residential Gateway eliminates in-house rewiring, eliminates Set-Top Boxes, eliminates scheduled service calls, eliminates in-home liabilities and enhances customer experience.
Zhone integrates packet access + Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) transport to handle both TDM and packet traffic using shared virtual rings to provide efficient and cost-effective service delivery. Multicast and broadcast traffic is delivered much more efficiently with RPR offering carriers maximum bandwidth efficiency and QoS guarantees. Zhone's RPR adheres to the IEEE 802.17 standard offering sub-50ms protection switching and simplified provisioning.
Commitment to Quality
As part of its commitment to quality Zhone has established two interoperability test laboratories, representing a significant investment in capital, facilities, and staff. These two labs include 5 local exchange switches with a capacity to simulate traffic equivalent to a city of over 400,000 people. Additional equipment allows testing of high-speed data and video services as well as interoperability with a complete range of 3rd party systems.
Zhone is ISO 9001:2000 certified in the design, manufacture, and service of electronic telecommunications equipment.
Voice, Video and Data "Triple Play" Solutions
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CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS
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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mory Ejabat is a co-founder of Zhone and has served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Prior to co-founding Zhone, from June 1995 to June 1999, Mr. Ejabat was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Communications, Inc., a provider of telecommunications equipment which was acquired by Lucent Technologies, Inc. in June 1999. Previously, Mr. Ejabat held various senior management positions with Ascend from September 1990 to June 1995, most recently as Executive Vice President and Vice President, Operations. Mr. Ejabat holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from California State University at Northridge and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Kirk Misaka has served as Zhone's Vice President, Finance and Corporate Treasurer since November 2000 and as Chief Financial Officer since July 2003. Prior to joining Zhone, Mr. Misaka was with KPMG LLP from 1980 to 2000, becoming a partner in 1989. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Misaka received his B.S. and an M.S. in Accounting from the Universit
COMPANY STOCK CHART
Authorized 900,000 shares;
issued and outstanding 148,648 and 147,759 shares;
as of March 31, 2006
FINANCIALS and SEC FILINGS
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For further information please contact:
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7001 Oakport Street
Oakland, CA 94621
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Broadband Access Solutions Delivering Residential and Business Voice, Video and Data Services over Copper or Fiber
Social networking and new media have created unprecedented expectations for personalization and interactivity in entertainment and business communications. As applications bloom to address the market opportunities, they are putting pressure on limited bandwidth and driving user demand for higher bandwidth access technologies. Fiber solutions offer carriers a means to deliver orders of magnitude more bandwidth while reducing their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Zhone equipment provides carriers FTTx solution options for strategically introducing Active Ethernet and GPON while ensuring a migration path to emerging 10G access technologies.
Multi-Service packages are critical to carriers' success today. Service differentiation and time-to-market advantages accrue to carriers who can present their customers with new solutions that combine familiar voice, data and video services for compelling applications in a competitive market. Multi-service implementations require an architecture that anticipates multiple data types and protocols while ensuring interoperable standards-based network elements. Zhone's pioneering work in multi-service solutions with its SLMS architecture has provided its customers with tremendous CAPEX and OPEX savings along with time-to-market advantage with new, revenue-generating applications and services.
America's 2020 Broadband Vision is aimed at improving US global competitiveness, generating new jobs, harnessing innovation and, above all, strengthening America's position as a global leader in the 21st century. At the heart of the 2020 Broadband Vision is the goal of providing 100 million households with affordable 100 Mbps service and ensuring affordable 1 Gbps service in every American community by the year 2020. As the leading US manufacturer of high performance access equipment, Zhone solutions deliver compelling 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps solutions today. Zhone stands ready to work with US carriers to leverage stimulus funding to bring the promise of the 2020 Broadband Vision to their local communities.
Zhone FiberCell, an extension of Zhone's market-leading FTTx solutions, is a carrier-class mobile backhaul solution designed to address increased bandwidth needs in today's data-centric service environment. Service Providers currently utilize T1/E1 lines for backhaul which results in extremely high monthly re-occurring T1/E1 fees and service charges for mobile backhaul besides not being adequate for the bandwidth requirements. With Zhone FiberCell solution, Zhone customers are benefited with the option of copper and/or fiber based Mobile Backhaul options providing cost-effective backhaul bandwidth upgrades.
EZ Touch Provisioning
ZHONE EZ TOUCH PROVISIONING - an extension of the Zhone Management System (ZMS) - is the next-generation carrier-class network management and provisioning solution for SHDSL EFM CPEs (ETHX) and non-OMCI GPON and Active Ethernet zNID ONTs. As networks are getting more complex and expensive to manage, service providers are looking at ways and means to reduce their recurring operational expenditure (OPEX) by minimizing truck rolls and manual subscriber-specific features and, effectively, automating the service provisioning functionality.