ZyXEL MAX-100/200 WiMAX Products Won the "Best of WiMAX World Awards 2006" for Devices/Peripherals/Application Software

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October 17, 2006

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 17, 2006 - ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE:2391), the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-State, 2006), is proud to announce that its MAX-100 series PCMCIA card for mobile laptop users and MAX-200 CPE, a simple, plug-and-play router designed for home users, have received the WiMAX World Award for Devices/Peripherals/Application Software at WiMAX World USA Conference Expo.  Mr. Eliot Weinman, Conference co-chair and president of Trendsmedia presented the award at WiMAX World USA, on October 11, 2006.

The Best of WiMAX World winners were selected based on a careful evaluation and analysis by an independent judging panel, including Charles Wu, principal, CWLab; Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, principal analyst, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis Inc.; Carolyn Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Berge Ayvazian, chief strategy officer, Yankee Group; and representatives from xchange magazine and Trendsmedia. The panel received more than 40 nominations and deliberations were challenging. With it's superior technology and product features, ZyXEL WiMAX series stood out from the competition and won the honor of Expo.

The ZyXEL MAX-200 CPE is a WiMAX 802.16e-2005 gateway/router with a built-in SIP based VoIP ATA port making it ideal for wireless Internet service providers allowing them to offer services such as VoIP and IPTV.  The MAX-100 series PCMCIA card is designed for mobile users who have Windows XP/2000 laptops, and is compliant with the IEEE802.16e-2005 WiMAX standard with a 23dBm powerful RF design for long range and high-speed connection.

Availability
ZyXEL MAX-100 and MAX-200 are scheduled to be available in November 2006. To learn more about the WiMAX product availability, you may contact ZyXEL distributor nearest to your location, or visit the information site at http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-State, 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.