ZyXEL Strengthens Its Multi-Tenant Unit (MTU) Portfolio with the New InterTenant Network Solution

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March 22, 2001

ZyXEL at CeBIT 2001:
Booth: Hall 11, Stand G29
Tel: 0049 511 89-55905
Fax: 0049 511 89-55910

Hannover, March 22, 2001 -- ZyXEL Communications Co., (TAI: 2391.TW) a pioneer manufacturer and supplier of DSL customer premises equipment (CPE), today announced that it will unveil its latest Multi-Tenant Unit (MTU) solutions at CeBIT 2001 in Hannover from March 22-28 in Hall 11, Stand G29.

MULTIPLE TENANT UNIT (MTU) SOLUTIONS
ZyXEL's MTU solutions include a comprehensive line of universal access concentrators (UAC), and latest InterTenant(TM) Network Solution (ITNS), which support a wide range of IDSL, ADSL, SDSL, VDSL and HomePNA technologies. ZyXEL MTU solutions are highly customizable, providing excellent performance, reliability and scalability, while also maintaining surprising affordability.

Utilizing existing in-building wiring, these solutions are designed specifically for MTU service providers to seize the large, green-field market by offering a sophisticated portfolio of routing, concentration, and powerful network management capabilities along with a wide range of ZyXEL's DSL CPE solutions.

InterTenant(TM) Network Solution
ZyXEL's new InterTenant(tm) Network Solutions is a multi-service platform, which includes the Prestige 1400 high performance WAN router, HomePNA/ADSL/VDSL/SHDSL-Ethernet switches, and complete client side HomePNA/ADSL/VDSL/SHDSL CPE. The solution provides a scalable and flexible platform to deliver complete broadband networking service for today's MTU market.

High Performance WAN Router -- The Prestige 1400
ZyXEL's Prestige 1400 features an integrated 16-port 10/100Mbps virtual LAN (VLAN) Ethernet switch, which allows connection of up to 14 above-mentioned multi-service switches. The VLAN capability isolates each port from one another, hence eliminating the security problems inherent in Ethernet. The Prestige 1400's built-in Ethernet switch also allows direct connection to local application servers such as web, e-mail, video, gaming, building automation servers and so on, without adding an external one.

The Prestige 1400 provides one FlexWAN port, which supports T1/E1 and Frame Relay leased line connection. Moreover, one IP-alias enabled Ethernet port allows connection to broadband DSL and cable modems as WAN link. Coupled with the multi-service switches from ZyXEL, the InterTenant(TM) Network Solution is an ideal broadband access choice deployed at high-density customer location such as large buildings and communities.

ADSL Ethernet Switch -- The AES-100
The AES-100 is a compact and innovative ADSL-Ethernet switch composed of two ADSL network modules. Each ADSL network module provides eight multi-mode ADSL ports with built-in POTS splitter. The AES-100 utilizes an Ethernet port as a backhaul interface to uplink to ZyXEL's Prestige 1400 or a third party router/switch. With SNMP manageability, the AES-100 is ideal for delivering and provisioning high quality broadband services in high rise buildings and communities.

Phoneline Ethernet Switch -- The PES-100
The PES-100 is a powerful and low cost HomePNA network switch which features twelve 1 Mbps HomePNA 1.1 ports and two 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet ports. The PES-100 uses one 10/100M Ethernet port to aggregate all the traffic to ZyXEL's Prestige 1400 or a third party WAN router. The PES-100 offers SNMP manageability and VLAN security, and is ideal for delivering and provisioning a dedicated 1 Mbps bandwidth for fast Internet access.

VDSL Ethernet Switch -- The VES-100
The VES-100 is a compact and high performance VDSL-Ethernet switch. It switches traffic from twelve VDSL lines to dual 10/100M Ethernet networks before it is forwarded to the Internet. Each VDSL line offers up to 12Mbps symmetrical traffic. As VDSL transmits the fastest data rate within a short distance, VES-100 is the best solution to provision bandwidth-consuming applications in MTU environment such as video broadcasting. Similar to ZyXEL's AES-100 and VES-100, the VES-100 provides SNMP manageability and VLAN security.

ABOUT ZyXEL COMMUNICSTIONS
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is Taiwan's largest DSL CPE provider. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only industry leaders, but consistently win acclaim and are selected by worldwide carriers, service providers, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Chunghwa Telecom (TAI: 2412.TW), Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), Sprint, Telefonica Brazil, Telia, Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Verio (Nasdaq: VRIO), and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications and its broadband solutions, visit company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.