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DZS Wins LG U+ Contract for 5G Wireless Backhaul Solution

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OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:DZSI), a global leader in fiber access transformation for enterprise and service provider networks, announced its Korean business unit DASAN Network Solutions has been awarded a contract by South Korean Tier 1 telecommunications operator LG U+. Integral to the path of delivering service in 1H 2019, this contract represents the first batch of carrier-grade M3000 ultra-low latency switches to be deployed in the first commercial 5G wireless network in the South Korean market.

Founded in 1996, LG U+ was the first company in the world to establish a nationwide LTE network with super high-speed services of the highest quality. The South Korean operator is furthering its global leadership into the era of 5G and IoT to deliver the best possible experience to its customers. Since September 2017, LG U+ has been developing its 5G offering with two preferred suppliers including DZS to verify design and performance of equipment ahead of launching new services.

The DZS M3000 switch collects the data traffic of 5G wireless base stations and connects them to wired broadband infrastructure at 100Gbps. The result is 46 times greater volume of data traffic that is delivered 10 times faster than today's LTE networks. Regarded as core equipment for supporting 5G network operations and advancement, the DZS solution delivers these new levels of capacity and performance while remaining within the same physical size and power consumption budget of prior-generation equipment.

This DZS transport switch is also equipped with segment routing, a next-generation core network technology that analyzes and adjusts the traffic path for each service to simplify network operations, facilitate interoperability, and respond to future technology advances. In addition, the DZS solution also includes Software Defined Network (SDN) technology with network slicing capabilities to divide traffic of various characteristics into multiple virtual networks for enhanced efficiency of traffic differentiation processing to guarantee quality of service.

"We are proud to execute the innovative work it takes to support the most demanding global telecommunications environments and shape the internet connection experience of the future," said Yung Kim, CEO, DASAN Zhone Solutions. "Pioneering new solutions with leading carriers like LG U+ is part of our global strategy to empower carriers of all sizes around the world with our technology as they plan their own 5G wireless rollouts."

About DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc.
DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:DZSI) is a global leader in network access solutions for service provider and enterprise networks. The company provides a wide array of reliable, cost-effective networking technologies—including broadband access, mobile backhaul, Ethernet switching, Passive Optical LAN, and software-defined networks—to a diverse customer base that includes more than 1,000 of the world's most innovative network operators. DASAN Zhone Solutions is headquartered in Oakland, California, with operations in more than 20 countries worldwide.

DASAN Zhone Solutions, the DASAN Zhone Solutions logo, and all DASAN Zhone product names are trademarks of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or products names are all subject to change without notice.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under federal securities laws.  Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "may," "will," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include statements that refer to the Company's relationship and future business with LG U+ and growth opportunities in Korea. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include commercial acceptance of the Company's products; competition in the communications equipment market; the Company's ability to execute on its strategy and operating plans; and economic conditions. See also the risk factors in the Company's Form 10-K and other SEC filings available at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason. 

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DASAN Zhone Solutions
Mario Blandini
Head of Global Marketing
Phone +1 510.777.7044
Fax +1 510.777.7001
mblandini@dasanzhone.com

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