OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in the fiber access market, today announced a new FTTx deployment with ICConnex, a Division of Internet Colorado, LCC. Through a strategic partnership with Team Telecom, Zhone's equipment will enable Internet Colorado to provide high-end and secure network services at affordable prices, saving customers money and giving them mobility outside their homes or businesses while operating on the same secure and encrypted network used for their landline connections.
Residential and business customers in Gunnison, Colo. will now have access to the advanced broadband-based services they desire at the speeds they need. Internet Colorado/ICConnex's new network, complete with Zhone Active Ethernet OLT and ONT's, along with Ruckus Wireless Mesh wireless access points, will provide an economic boost for the city, establishing necessary bandwidth speeds and ensuring the communications dollars are kept within the City of Gunnison, instead of being sent to other states.
"The biggest challenge to building the new fiber/wireless network was the installation, since it's difficult to build a network of this magnitude and keep it affordable and on an efficient timeline for both the fiber and wireless deployments," said Michael Fischer, senior vice president of sales for the Americas, Zhone Technologies. "Through our partnership with Team Telecom, we were able to provide Internet Colorado/ICConnex with a unique fiber solution to mirror big city connectivity within the Colorado mountain town."
Using the new fiber/wireless network, subscribers can have multiple devices connected to the same private network, and trust that the communications are completely secure and encrypted. Currently, bandwidth starts at 7MB and goes to 70MB on wireless and as high as 1200MB on fiber. Switches have been placed in alleys, supplying homes and businesses with dedicated access, and access points were placed every 320 feet, providing a flawless mobile wireless network experience.
"We've been told by customers that you get what you pay for," said Jason Swenson, owner of Internet Colorado. "The fiber network that Zhone was able to create for us is 700 times faster than options previously available to Gunnison residents and business owners. It's a luxury that has never before been offered to customers and we are excited to be able to meet their demands for increased bandwidth."
"Zhone's products are strong, powerful and affordable for a reliable fiber to the X delivery," said Michelle Hibbett, part owner of Team Telecom. "The staff was great to work with and they were able to stand behind the true quality of their products, while making sure the deployment was as efficient as possible."
Zhone continues to provide innovative access solutions, delivering voice, video and data services over copper and fiber. For more information on Zhone's FiberHome™ portfolio please visit www.zhone.com.
About Zhone Technologies
Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) is a global leader in the fiber access market, 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, wastewater and CFC free.
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