DASAN Zhone Networks

DASAN Zhone Networks is a publicly trading manufacturing company in Korea(KOSDAQ: 039560). The company was founded in 1993 under the leadership of CEO, Min Woo Nam. Since then, DASAN Zhone Networks has established the reputation as the world leader in the access equipment technology in global market. The headquarters is located in Seoul, Korea, and many R&D, manufacturing facilities are strategically located globally.

From the inception, DASAN Zhone Networks has maintained its focus on the development and manufacturing of IP/Ethernet technologies for the carrier and enterprise markets. With over 200 experienced R&D engineers out of 400 total number of employees today, DASAN has strived for delivering feature-rich networking solutions at affordable pricing while adhering to the industry-leading quality and reliability. With the world-class product, remarkable pricing, and excellent support, DASAN Zhone Networks has become the solutions provider to major service providers such as Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, SoftBank Broadband, and BSNL.

As a global leader in Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) access solution, DASAN Zhone Networks are now serving more than 5 million subscribers worldwide.

Whether it’s Wireline & Wireless, Enterprise, MDU, Hospitality, Hospitals, Education, and Government market, DASAN’s Zhone Networks has the solution: GPON & Active Ethernet for FTTH Carrier, Metro, Edge, & Aggregation Layer 2 & 3 Ethernet Switching Mobile Backhaul Application Wireless Access Point Triple Play Solutions with STBs and IP Phones

DASAN is here today and into the future as a reliable and a stable Future-proven technology solutions provider. DASAN’s experienced R&D organization has a proven track records of a timely development of new products and features to meet customers’ demands and requirements. Whether it’s a next generation technology innovation, or improving the current network needs, DASAN Zhone Networks can offer the solutions to be the right partner for many years to come.

At April, 2016 Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Dasan Network Solutions, Inc. While DASAN Networks has a strong foothold throughout Asia, Zhone Technologies has a strong foothold in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Merged company - DASAN Zhone Solutions aims to maximize revenue and market share by merging the strengths of both companies.DASAN Zhone Solutions will thus be able to promote products and solutions that previously belonged to two separate companies to expand its product portfolio and customer base.


DASAN Zhone Networks Company History

“The Beginning” 1991~1999

  • 1991Established Korea Ready System
  • 1993Established DASAN Engineering Co., Ltd.- Later became DASAN Networks
  • 1995Established DASAN R&D Institute
  • 1998
    • Started selling Telecommunications Network Equipment to the market
    • Developed AICPS, Frame Relay Router for Korea Telecom
  • 1999Established DASAN Internet Inc by combining DASAN Engineering & DASAN Microtech

“Challenged the New Era of IT Industry” 2000~2005

  • 2000
    • Commercialized World First Linux based Router
    • Released Korea’s First High-Speed Mid-Sized DS3 Router, Switch, ADSL
    • Released General-Purposed Router & Switch Vertex line
    • Listed in KOSDAQ as DASAN Internet
    • Exhibited at Las Vegas Trade Show
  • 2001
    • Developed & Commercialized Linux based L2 Switch for Korean Market
    • Won the KT contract to supply Metro Ethernet
    • Released Metro Ethernet Solutions[OPTEX Series]
    • Participated in Shanghai IT Roadshow
  • 2002
    • Changed the company name to DASAN Networks. Inc
    • Developed & Commercialized L3 Metro Ethernet Switch for Korean market [Supplied to KT & Hanarotelecom]
    • Received “Venture Korea Presidential Award
    • Established Japan Branch Office
  • 2003
    • Released DSL IP-DSLAM
    • Received orders for KT & Hanaro Service Projects
    • Supplied V5280G & V5224 to Japan USEN
  • 2004
    • Secured Investment from SIMENS of Germany
    • Obtained TL 9000 Certification
  • 2005
    • Exceed the Revenue of $100 million
    • Obtained ISO 14001 Certification
    • Released ADSL2 IP-DSLAM for Global Market

“Company Growth & Market Share” 2006~2009

  • 2006
    • Established Triple Play Service Business Division as a separate Entity Opened Yanji PA Center
  • 2007
    • Main supplier of EPON & IP STB to KT
    • Outsourced Manufacturing by Sale of Manufacturing Facility
  • 2008
    • Became the affiliate of DASAN Investment Inc – Re-Purchasing of Nokia-Siemens Shares Merged with DASAN TPS Inc.
    • Supplying FTTH-GPON to SK Broadband
    • No. 1 Supplier of Internet VoIP
  • 2009
    • Supplying FTTH-GPON based MBH to Softbank Broadband in Japan
    • Supplying FTTH-GPON solution to BSNL in India
    • L3 Ethernet Switch for IPTV to PCCW in Hong Kong

“Leap for Future” 2010~Present

  • 2010
    • Achieved record Sales & Profit
    • Established DASAN Networks, USA Branch
    • Secured Investment from Standard Charted Private Equity
    • Received Highest Medal of Honor for Venture Company
    • Developed Korea’s First Carrier Ethernet Switch, M3000
    • Opened Research & Development Center in India(Partnered with Redeem SW
    • Established Janghowon Logistics Center
  • 2011
    • Built & moved into DASAN Tower in Pangyo
    • Acquired Handi Soft Inc & became an affiliate of DASAN Networks Inc
    • Supplying MBH solution to LG U+
    • Received the Tower of $30 million Export accolade from Korea International Trade Association
    • Developed & Supplying M2200 Layer 2 Switch
    • Developed V6744XG 10GE Aggregation Switch
    • Established R&D Facilities in Hanoi & Xian
  • 2012
    • Established China Branch, Chashan Networks
    • Supplied OTT STB to NTT WEST in Japan
    • Established Joint Corporation, Panda Media Inc.
    • Established Shenzhen R&D Facilities
    • DMC Inc. became the affiliate of DASAN Networks Inc.
  • 2013
    • Established a Private Venture Capital J-Mobile
    • Selected as the Supplier of FTTH-GPON solution to Chunghwa Telecom & Taipo in Taiwan
  • 2014
    • World's first 10G demonstration on Commercial Network (with SK Broadband) Establshed Taipei Office
    • Selected as the Supplier of FTTH-GPON solution to Viettel in Vietnam
    • Started supplying MSAN Solution to LG U+ in Korea
  • 2015
    • 'DASAN Network Solutions' Captive Spin-off on 1st April 2015
    • Established Vietnam Branch
    • Established France Office
    • Acquired Solueta Inc.