OAKLAND, CA — Zhone Technologies, Inc., a provider of FTTx network access solutions, announced the release of the newest version of its MXK high-performance Uplink card with new hardware architecture that essentially doubles the network-facing uplink capacity. The new uplink card was designed to enable operators to offer superior high-bandwidth services in a variety of different networks by offering a wide range of available service types and features. This will allow operators to offer superior high-bandwidth services with models that support both copper and fiber small form-factor pluggable transceivers (SFPs). Additionally, the MXK uplink card provides full network redundancy by supporting both an active card and a backup standby in the same chassis. If a card or network failure occurs, the standby card will take over without dropping any calls.

Featuring industry-leading density, scalability and switching capacity, the MXK is a terabit access concentrator and provides non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet subscribers.