ZyXEL WiMAX MIMO CPE Qualified by Alcatel- Lucent's Seal of Interoperability Acceptance for Commercial Services

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 1, 2008-- the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, announced today that ZyXEL's WiMAX MIMO residential gateways, MAX-206M2 (2.5GHz) and MAX-216M1 (3.5GHz) have received the new Alcatel-Lucent Seal of Interoperability Acceptance for Commercial Services (SIACS) after completing the highest level of interoperability testing. 

Alcatel-Lucent has been dedicated to development of the WiMAX 802.16-2005 (Rev-e) ecosystem through Interoperability testing (IOT) under its Open Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) program. ZyXEL MAX-206M2 and MAX-216M1 completed the rigorous testing program and met all required interoperability and quality standards. The Alcatel-Lucent SIACS ensures the interoperability of ZyXEL's WiMAX products and assures telco operators and service providers of ZyXEL WiMAX products' quality and performance.

"Alcatel-Lucent is working with partners like ZyXEL to provide our customers with a WiMAX environment that is optimized for network services" Karim El Naggar, Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent's WiMAX business unit, said. "Together, we offer our customers the flexibility to build out their infrastructure in a cost-effective value."
"We are pleased for ZyXEL WiMAX products to get the certification of Alcatel-Lucent SIACS,"Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, President of ZyXEL said. ", "This certification demonstrates that ZyXEL is ready to deliver end-to-end WiMAX solutions in the broadband wireless ecosystem."
The ZyXEL MIMO residential gateway MAX-206M2/MAX-216M1 supports the throughput up to 30 Mbps to provide users with seamless broadband wireless connectivity. Supporting SIP-based VoIP signaling, MAX-206M2 and MAX-216M1 are suitable for IP telephony service deployments. Combined with TR-069 and OMA-DM protocols, MAX-206M2 and MAX-216M1 facilitate the remote management of operators during deployment and operational stages to reduce management costs. This also differentiates ZyXEL from other WiMAX equipment vendors.

For more information about MAX-216M1, MAX-206M2 and other ZyXEL WiMAX products, please contact ZyXEL via email: sales@zyxel.com.tw

About ZyXEL's WiMAX Solutions
ZyXEL offers end-to-end Mobile WiMAX solution products ranging from data cards, outdoor and indoor CPEs, to Pico and Femto base stations. Successful on international projects in cooperation with WiMAX service providers, ZyXEL not only is among the first to receive Mobile WiMAX 2.5 GHz certification from the WiMAX Forum, but also has been recognized through "Best of WiMAX World USA"awards since 2006.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions for service providers, and business and home users. The company was recently named Taiwan's first "green enterprise," and is the second highest ranked "green" company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association).

As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions including DSL customer premise equipment, central office equipment, Internet security appliances, switches, WLAN equipment, network-attached storage and centralized network management systems.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes 29 subsidiaries and sales offices and three research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.