Communications News Awards ZyXEL's IES-1000 the Editor's Choice Award at Supercomm 2002

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July 31, 2002

Placentia, California, July 31, 2002 ?ZyXEL Communications today announced the IES-1000, the newest product in its IP DSLAM product line, has received The Editor's Choice Award from Communications News (http://comnews.com).

The editors of Communications News, a leading news publication for telecommunications, data communications, and network managers, viewed and evaluated the IES-1000 at Supercomm 2002 in Atlanta and chose the IES-1000 to receive one of only five Editor's Choice Awards given at the show. "We strive to identify innovative products that can contribute to the productiveness of data and voice networks," said Ken Andenberg, editor, Communications News. "The IES-1000 was chosen because it distinguished itself as a valuable product for Broadband Service Providers."

"ZyXEL IES-1000 is one product of ZyXEL�s IP DSLAM series. It is a field-proved solution that enables service providers to offer various DSL services with better bandwidth utilization, ease of use and maintenance at outstanding price/performance. Especially in newly developed areas, the build-out of IP networks can be much more efficient than ATM infrastructure. Building public network infrastructures based on Ethernet plus IP DSL technology becomes very attractive. The advantages of using IP-based infrastructure give service providers much more flexibility and competitiveness." Said Dr. Y.L Chen,the senior VP of ZyXEL.

The VLAN feature of the IES-1000 offers the benefits of both security and performance, while its multicasting design improves bandwidth utilization for bandwidth consuming applications such as broadcast video. ZyXEL EMS (Element Management System) supports full suite of features for remote management of IP DSLAM, including subscriber management, performance monitoring, network configuration, fault detection, report generation, accounting and security, via a centralized graphic user interface (GUI). Thus, it eliminates the needs for �truck rolls?to provision new customers or to reconfigure services for existing ones.

ZyXEL is proud to have its IES-1000 recognized as an innovative product by Communications News. Its flexible design and rich features meet the needs of our customers today and years ahead. For more information about the IES-1000, please visit the web site at http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1028015402&indexFlagvalue=1021873566

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world�s leading broadband access solution provider. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only consider advance in the present industry, but also consistently win acclaims and are favored by worldwide telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Deutsche Telekom, EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Sprint, Telefonical, Telenor, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit company�s web site at http://www.zyxel.com