ZyXEL P-5000W IP Video Phone Premieres World's First Value-Added Multimedia Service Platform

Integrated IP Voice, Video and Digital Contents Empowering Service Providers to Create all New Business Models

CeBIT, Hannover, March 10, 2005-- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, plans to unveils ZyXEL P-5000W, an innovative IP video phone, for home users at CeBIT 2005 (Hall 15 C05). This world-leading multifunctional touch-screen IP video phone enables a value-added multimedia service platform for IP Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs); ZyXEL P-5000W can be customized for service provider needs, and this enables ITSPs to offer high-quality video/voice communication and unique digital contents to boost competitive advantages as well as profits.

"ZyXEL P-5000W opens up a new chance for service providers to offer add-on services to their subscribers, and thus profit from these offerings," said Jerry Lin, vice president of ZyXEL. "Based on a high-performance hardware platform, P-5000W is capable of handling various multimedia applications."

"ZyXEL P-5000W's large, clear touch-panel LCD screen is a perfect medium for digital contents like online shopping, weather report, financial news, music broadcasts and commercials," said Allen Lin, Manager of CPE Product Business. "In households, ZyXEL P-5000W can also act as a personal information manager with calendar and address book functions. With these features, service providers can take advantage of the new service platform to emphasize their uniqueness and ensure subscriber loyalty, therefore increase revenue through the new services."

ZyXEL P-5000W sports a large 5-inch touch-panel LCD screen, built-in CMOS camera and microphone. Home users can take the detachable dual-purpose Bluetooth wireless handset below the screen, or use their own Bluetooth-compliant headsets to make phone calls anywhere at home. More than a chatting device, the handset of P-5000W doubles as an infrared remote control for users to select onscreen options from a distance. Boasting sleek, stylish metallic silver exterior and standalone/wall-mount design, ZyXEL P-5000W is bound to glorify the room it resides.

ZyXEL P-5000W supports the SIP (RFC 3261) communication standard, therefore can be deployed on existing SIP network phone infrastructure, which ensures the interoperability with other SIP client devices. In addition, its Auto-provisioning feature also reduces the personnel cost for deployment significantly.

About ZyXEL VoIP Solution
With comprehensive lines of VoIP products and proficient deployment experience in global markets, ZyXEL is capable of industrial-strength quality and services. For further information about the complete range of ZyXEL solutions for service providers, please consult ZyXEL, its system integrators and value-added resellers worldwide.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world and Europe's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, July 2004). ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions includes 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.