Boston, MA 08/20/2014 (wallstreetpr) – South Africa (SA) based Neotel collaborated with Zhone Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global leader in fiber access market, to assist network management while deploying Zhone’s MXK and GPON ZNIDs and Zhone’s High Availability Management System (ZMS).
The engagement between Neotel and Zhone Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ZHNE) help each other in network infrastructure. Neotel though provides internet and data services to its retail and wholesale customers; however, it failed to offer value added services using advanced technologies at affordable price due to lack of fiber optic access.
Neotel already had a point to point Ethernet solution, but the increasing demand for fiber optic connectivity need the network operator to upgrade its infrastructure. So, the association with Zhone will limit the option to rebuild the infrastructure for additional fiber to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity as Zhone has a strong base on fiber optic.
In addition, Zhone’s GPON solution will offer faster and most reliable broadband services at competitive price compared to currently available options in South Africa. So, the addition of GPON solution will help Neotel to offer a wide range of broadband services, which is currently not available for its customers.
Furthermore, Zhone will deploy its highly scalable products like MXK and ZMS through Neotel and integrates them to Zhone Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ZHNE)’s operation and business support systems. As a result, Zhone will increase the customer base in both retail and wholesale segment while offering wide range of broadband services including new products.
Neotel’s CEO Sunil Joshi said that network operator will utilize the infrastructure and offer the high speed broadband solution (Zhone’s GPON solution) to the existing customers as NeoBroadband. At the same time, Zhone Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ZHNE)’s Chief Marketing Officer, Brian Caskey said that Neotel’s network will provide access to SA market and help to offer new value added services to both retail and wholesale customers.