ZyXEL ZyWALL 10 Firewall and the Prestige 310 Router Win ' Good Design Product Awards ' from CETRA

Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 10, 2001 -- ZyXEL Communications Co., (TAI: 2391.TW), a pioneer manufacturer and supplier of broadband access solutions, today announced that its ZyWALL 10 Internet Security Gateway and the Prestige 310 DSL/Cable Sharing Gateway received "Good Design Product Awards" from China External Trade Development Council (CETRA), the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan.

Based on a stringent overall assessment of a given product's outlook, design, and convenience of usage, the "Good Design Product Awards" have been presented biennially by CETRA's Good Design Product Selection Committee since 1981. The awards cover a wide variety of different product categories, and ZyXEL stood out from competitors and was honored as the winner in the communications category.

"ZyXEL is delighted to receive this award from CETRA," said Tony Hsu, Vice President of CPE Business Unit at ZyXEL. "This honor demonstrates not only ZyXEL's strength in product's functional innovation, but also in terms of their style and quality - all in the name of satisfying the needs and desires of our customers. Receiving this award shows that we have succeeded in this endeavor once again, which is always exciting for us."

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is Taiwan's leading broadband access solution provider. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only industry leaders, but consistently win acclaim and are selected by worldwide telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Chunghwa Telecom (TAI:2412.TW), Deutsche Telekom, EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Sprint, Telefonica Brazil, Telenor, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit the company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.