ZyXEL Showcases Its Most Comprehensive Line of DSL Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Solutions at CeBIT 2001

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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 broadband access solutions at CeBIT 2001 in Hannover from March 22-28 in Hall 11, Stand G29.

DSL CPE SOLUTIONS
The core of ZyXEL's broadband solutions is a comprehensive line of high-speed, easy-to-use DSL CPE. ZyXEL's CPE family includes both asymmetrical and symmetrical products for ADSL, IDSL, SDSL, G.SHDSL, VDSL and VoDSL. They offer a wide range choice of data/voice solution speeds ranging from 144 Kbps to 52Mbps and are designed to deliver the maximum performance and ease of use for today's businesses and homes. Leading worldwide telecommunications companies and service providers have chosen ZyXEL's DSL CPE to accomplish all of their bandwidth-intensive needs.

ADSL Solutions -- The Prestige 600 Series
ZyXEL's Prestige 600 Series represents world's first ADSL CPE to implement PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet). The solution is designed for small office, home office and residential users, enabling high-speed Internet connections at speeds of up to 8Mbps. Easy installation and factory-installed settings benefit both service providers and their customers by eliminating the time and technical expertise required to set up the devices. The Prestige ADSL Solution fully complies with ANSI T1.413 Issue, ITU-T G.992.1 (G.DMT) and G.992.2 (G.Lite) ADSL standards for worldwide deployment, and has been verified by undergoing extensive interoperability testing with major DSLAM providers.

SDSL & G.SHDSL Solutions -- The Prestige 700 Series
ZyXEL's Prestige 700 Series symmetric DSL solutions adopt both SDSL and next generation G.SHDSL technologies, providing symmetric data transmission at selectable speeds of up to 2.32 Mbps. The auto-detect feature of Multiple Rate Selection and Auto Baud make the configuration easier than ever, hence making it an ideal high-speed alternative to leased line service for medium businesses seeking to access the Internet or remote office networks. ZyXEL's symmetric DSL CPE has passed extensive interoperability testing with major COE vendors, which ensures the performance of multi-vendor deployment scenarios.

IAD (Integrated Access Device) Solutions
ZyXEL developed the second generation of DSL access CPE, IAD, which employs fast and reliable interoperable Voice-over-DSL technology, to deliver integrated toll-quality voice and broadband data connections over existing telephone lines. Specially designed for small business and SOHO users, ZyXEL's Prestige IAD line provides either symmetrical or asymmetrical data transmission with integrated POTS or BRI ports, to satisfies all variety of demands for next-generation network services, including voice, fax, Internet browsing, Web hosting, file transfers and e-commerce.

IP TOOLS GATEWAYS
Broadband Sharing Gateway -- The Prestige 300 Series
ZyXEL's Prestige 300 Broadband Sharing Gateway series is an ideal solution for multiple home and office users who want to access the Internet using existing ADSL or cable wires. Multiple users pay for only one account, for shared broadband access, enabling single IP access to a whole new range of multi-user networked applications. ZyXEL's breakthrough PPPoE technology preserves the existing dialup environment to facilitate ADSL or cable modem usage. The newly designed Web Configurator makes the Prestige 300 series extremely easy to install and use.

Broadband Sharing Gateway with wireless LAN -- The Prestige 316 & ZyAir Series
ZyXEL's Broadband Sharing Gateway with wireless LAN offers truly mobile connectivity to a treasure trove of information and knowledge, enriching your life and helping you to make quick and informed decisions while on the move. This futuristic solution includes the Prestige 316 DSL/cable sharing gateway equipped with an 11Mbps IEEE 802.11b-compliant Access Point, as well as optional ZyAIR wireless LAN solutions that give multiple laptop and desktop users flexible mobility and reliable access to the Internet.

Internet Security Gateway -- The ZyWALL Series
With integrated Internet Firewall and network management features, ZyXEL's ZyWALL is a robust and affordable solution for small businesses wanting to share broadband Internet access while obtaining maximum network security.

Based on an ICSA certified ZyNOS Firewall platform, the ZyWALL acts as a secure gateway between the Internet and the LAN. Working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; the ZyWALL prevents unauthorized access, theft, destruction and modification of data and log events from outside hackers and vandals, while managing data traffic on the network in the most efficient way.

Moreover, the ZyWALL provides Internet content filtering which allows homes, schools and businesses to establish and enforce acceptable Internet access policies tailored to their needs. Plus the full VPN support, the ZyWALL secures data transmission over the public network, protecting remote office users and telecommuters

CABLE ACCESS SOLUTIONS
ZyXEL's Prestige 900 series is the ZyNOS(tm) based and standards compliant broadband cable access solutions. It interoperates with standards compliant head-end CMTS, and provides blazing-fast transmission speeds of up to 43Mbps. Incorporated with bridging, routing and switching functions as well as various interfaces, the Prestige 900 series is a suitable solution for SOHO and home users, branch offices, telecommuters to access the Internet. The Prestige 900 series will deliver advanced features such as VoIP, Firewall, VPN and fixed wireless in the future, allowing users to exploit the full potential of their cable infrastructure.

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.