Zhone Technologies (NASDAQ:ZHNE) makes networking equipment for telecommunications. But they are really more about making the word "telecommunications" an anachronism. Telephone traffic is what coined the "tele" family of words in our dictionary, but the goal of communications technology has for many years been about converging telephone into the more important information streams.
That is what Zhone's products are known for - single platform, multiservice, simplicity. A Bloomberg news release on one of Zhone's customer wins, Consolidated Communications, an independent provider serving areas of Illinois and Texas, described Zhone as "the global leader in single-platform delivery of voice, DSL, EFM, FTTx and wireless services". No one does more simplified single platform FTTx than Zhone according to their take....
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