Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of Zhone's position , our licenses, and our other legal and technical tools. They provide basic information, sometimes about fairly complex topics, and will often link to more detailed information.


Business Information

Zhone is a Global Leader in Fiber Access Transformation for Service Provider and Enterprise Networks! Zhone is a GPON market leader in each of its served markets including the Middle East, CALA, North America and EMEA according to broadband reports from Infonetics and BBTrends.

Domestically, we compete against Adtran and Calix. Internationally, we compete against Alcatel-Lucent, and Huawei, Cisco and ZTE.

Zhone has over 1,000 customers in 50 countries globally.

In addition to being geographically diverse, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, Zhone had two customers comprise more than 10% of it's total year to date revenues.

Zhone Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1999 by senior executives of Ascend Communications.

Zhone Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in June 1999.

As of Dec 31, 2013, Zhone Technologies, Inc. employed approximately 280 individuals worldwide.

Since inception, Zhone successfully utilized a strategy of acquisitions to acquire customers, technology and build scale within the network access markets. Some of the more significant acquisitions have included Paradyne Networks, Inc. in September 2005, Sorrento Networks Corporation in July 2004, and Tellium in November 2003. Please see the Acquisition Summary page for a complete history.

Zhone leads an exciting new network transformation, Zhone looks to revolutionize the Enterprise with Passive Optical LAN! What is Passive Optical LAN? A New, High Speed, Optical LAN solution for theEnterprise. Why Passive Optical LAN? Reduced Capital Cost Decreased Power and Cooling Cost Optimized Performance and Security Environmentally Friendly The combination of Capital and Operational cost savings equate to significant long-term financial benefits and growth.

Stock Information

Since November, 2003

We have never paid or declared any cash dividends on our common stock or other securities and do not anticipate paying cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Any future determination to pay cash dividends will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors, subject to any applicable restrictions under our debt and credit agreements, and will be dependent upon our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, general business condition and such other factors as the Board of Directors may deem relevant.

Please see our Stock Information page for the most recent information.

Contact our transfer agent Computershare Trust Company, Inc.

Investment funds managed by New Enterprise Associates and Morteza Ejabat, Zhone's Executive Chairman.

Please see our Stock Information page for the most recent information.

Background Information

Please see our Management Team page.

December 31.

KPMG LLP
55 Second Street, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 963-5100

Please see our Investor Contacts page.

Latham & Watkins LLP
12670 High Bluff DriveS San Diego, California 92130 Telephone: (858) 523-5400