Zhone Technologies deploys zNID Optical Network Terminal with Clarksville utility

Telecom Lead Team:
 Zhone Technologies, a provider of
FTTx network access solutions, announced that it has deployed a new zNID
Optical Network Terminal (ONT) with Clarksville Department of Electricity
(CDE), a utility headquartered in Clarksville, TN.


new series of zNID Active Ethernet ONTs provides a highly competitive price
point while providing a future-proof solution for complex media-rich
applications. The zNID’s feature set aligns well with CDE’s specific field


more than 60,000 homes in Clarksville, the FTTX network, enabled by Zhone,
ensures a high quality triple play media experience for residents and
businesses, while allowing CDE to deploy advanced metering infrastructure,”
said Christy
Batts, Broadband Division manager at CDE.


and CDE join hands to build an FTTX network with Active Ethernet to support
fast delivery of more affordable and reliable automated metering infrastructure
(AMI) high-speed Internet access, VoIP and video services to residential and
business subscribers in Clarksville.


new series of zNID Active Ethernet ONTs enable Zhone to provide CDE with
optimum cost efficiency and maximum service differentiation in the network to
support CDE’s smart grid and individual subscriber service needs.


Zhone RF-video capable zNID ONTs deliver superior IPTV, voice and broadband
data to CDE’s customers in Clarksville. They also enable CDE to engage smart
grid technologies allowing the utility, as well as their customers to become
more energy efficient,” said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer for Zhone.


Zhone leverages
deep experience in managing the complexity of multi-service access to build the
industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of FTTx customer premise equipment, for
both Active Ethernet and GPON standards.


Zhone Technologies recently announced the addition  of
Green Hills Telephone Corporation as a new customer for its FTTX solutions.


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