ZyXEL Unveils New 802.16e Mobil WiMAX Solution at Taipei WiMAX Summit

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May 16, 2007

Husinchu, Taiwan, May 14, 2007--In order to demonstrate the support the to government’s “M-Taiwan” initiative as well as its achievements in broadband development, ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world’s leading broadband access solutions provider, announcesits new WiMAX solutions in the Taipei WiMAX Summit. Five distinctivelive demos will be exhibited: wireless broadband, VoIP access, Wi-Fi backhaul, ASN gateway, real-time video streaming for verticalmarket applications. With the solutions, it’s possible to place VoIPcalls, access Internet or even download video clips while traveling in the wild.

“Today, ZyXEL has become one of the world-class telecom equipment vendors and we actively participate in many domestic and international WiMAX deployment projects,” states Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, ZyXEL’s President. “In addition to Chunghwa Telecom’s deployment in Taoyuan , Taiwan , we also partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to implement the pilot WiMAX deployment program in North America, Japan and Europe . In the future, ZyXEL will play a vital role on the WiMAX market by showing its formidable power in the WiMAX solutions.”
 
 As the leading 802.16e-2005 equipment provider, ZyXEL exhibits various broadband and wireless services atWiMAX Summit. More than alleviating the complexity and expense involved in traditional wired networks, the solutions overcome the cabling and distance constraint of ADSL or cable connections without sacrificing the required bandwidth. No matter in the mountains, deserts, tropical jungles, or in everyday airports and cafés, the users can take advantage of WiMAX to place VoIP calls, read the latest news, download audio or video clips, access e-mails or files on the move, without being tethered by time or location limits.
 
As the center of the spotlight, ZyXEL’s wireless VoIP phone allows users to make calls through the WiMAX network. The solution represents ZyXEL’s capability on not only the key WiMAX technologies, but also the skills to fully integrate VoIP into the new wireless standard for users to save on long distance calls. In the future, as WiMAX becomes prevalent and cost-effective, new VoIP services will be more affordable to outpace the conventional phones as the choice of next generation.
 
The ZyXEL WiMAX applications can be extended into fields such as digital homes, security surveillance, law enforcement and rescue, etc. Since WiMAX is a wireless, mobile and broadband technology, the possibilities are virtually limitless. For instance, WiMAX-capable home appliances will bring more convenience to every household, WiMAX surveillance cameras can be installed in difficult places for security, and WiMAX cameras fitted in front of fire engines will transmit the image to the dispatch center for effective resource allocation and chain of command.
 
Thanks to the years devoted into broadband and wireless research, ZyXEL is quickly gaining the momentum on the emerging WiMAX equipments like PCMCIA cards, indoor and outdoor CPEs, base stations, ASN gateways and central management systems. These solutions are suitable for smaller-scale WiMAX deployment and work equally well with other base stations for construction. ZyXEL expects to offer telco customers, ISP, enterprises and family with the latest WiMAX technology for better living and more enjoyment.
 
About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu , Taiwan , is the world’s largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexors, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com