Saudi Arabian Alfarouq Residential Compound Installs Zhone Technologies FiberLAN for Advanced Broadband Services




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Saudi Arabian Alfarouq Residential Compound Installs Zhone Technologies FiberLAN for Advanced Broadband Services

Zhone`s Optical LAN increases broadband availability and service offerings for residents

Oakland, CA - April 16, 2014- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new FiberLAN deployment with Aljabr Group at its Alfarouq Residential Compound, located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The deployment was made possible through a strategic partnership with Global Business Solutions (GBS) ( Through the deployment, the residential compound now provides IPTV services, IP telephony, a CCTV camera system, high-speed Internet and a digital signage system over its GPON network.

The Alfarouq Residential Compound - composed of 32 buildings - includes 24 units per building, a recreation center, a restaurant, a banquet hall and a swimming pool. Zhone`s GPON network, installed in 2013, connects all 32 buildings with a single data center and ensures they all have redundant connectivity with a fiber cable.

"The FiberLAN deployment enabled more than 750 residents within the compound to have high-performance, stable connectivity, meeting the broadband needs of residents," said Shater S. Abdurahman, group I.T. general manager at Aljabr Group. "Zhone`s extensive portfolio of products and innovative solutions, including its MXK platform high density FTTx OLT, enabled Alfarouq to provide the advanced IP and broadband services its customers desired."

"Following implementation of Zhone`s solution, the compound gained a full, multi-service network with a significant decrease in costs due to a reduction in LAN infrastructure cabling," said Eng Haris P. Mohammed, project manager at Global Business Solutions. "FiberLAN was a great complement to the GPON network already in place within the compound, improving service offerings and customer satisfaction."

Zhone`s FiberLAN is a high-performance, high density GPON-based Passive Optical LAN solution that delivers high speed data, voice and video to multi-level, multi-unit commercial and industrial complexes, including hotel rooms, bandwidth demanding desktops and work-stations. Zhone`s FiberLAN conserves energy and reduces operating costs.

"Using Zhone`s solutions, the Alfarouq Residential Compound is now able to offer an expanded selection of service offerings for its residents," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies. "Zhone is dedicated to providing unique solutions and quality services to its customers across the globe."

Zhone continues to provide innovative access solutions, delivering voice, video and data services over copper and fiber. For more information on Zhone`s FiberHome(TM) portfolio please visit


About Global Business Solutions

Global Business Solutions (GBS) is one of the best Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions providers in the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia, located in Dammam. GBS specializes in analyzing, designing, implementing and supporting IT infrastructure. GBS services includes GEPON Triple Play solutions, switching and routing, unified communication, network security solutions, Microsoft software infrastructure, server/storage and virtualization, structured fiber & UTP cabling and data center solutions. GBS has proven delivery expertise and consistently meets customer satisfaction in a wide range of industries.

About Zhone Technologies

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (ZHNE) is a global leader in all IP multi-service access solutions, 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, 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, waste-water and CFC free.

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