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ZyXEL Helps Sunrise of Switzerland on Ultimate HD TV Performance for Homes

May 22, 2012; Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet products and solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small- and medium-sized businesses to home users, confirms its business relationship with Sunrise Communications, the largest private telecommunications provider in Switzerland. ZyXEL supplies high-performance 5-GHz Wireless N Media Streaming Box (WAP5605) for Sunrise to provide high-quality IPTV services to its 3 million subscribers. The combination of ZyXEL’s exceptional video-grade wireless connectivity solution and Sunrise’s extraordinary IPTV services enables home users to enjoy luxurious HD IPTV programs with high streaming quality and wireless freedom.

To ensure high-quality viewing experience, IPTV service providers keep looking for simple service deployment at users’ homes as well as reliable, robust multimedia home networking solutions. ZyXEL’s latest wireless N media streaming box has been designed for the particular need for cable replacements. Featured exclusively with 5GHz wireless N technology, the ZyXEL WAP5605 transmits media contents through the 5GHz band, which is independent from the 2.4GHz band used by common home electronic devices to assure optimal video streaming performance. With this special interference-free design, video contents are transmitted lag-free at the highest HD IPTV quality for premium viewing experience.

Enabled with the advanced video-grade QoS and SmartRange technology, the WAP5605 can achieve robust whole-home throughput when delivering multiple concurrent HD streams across several rooms. Just install a pair of WAP5605 in the house and set them as AP/Client respectively with the AP/Client mode switch, telcos/service providers can easily deploy IPTV services for subscribers without hassle.

“Being a telecommunications service market leader in Switzerland, we are very deliberate about services and quality provided to subscribers. For IPTV services for residential customers, not only the diversified programs offered to meet different needs of family members, but also the guaranteed high quality and performance of content delivery that make our customers happy,” remarked by, Andreas Fischer, Product Manager, Product Marketing Wireline Residential Customers of Sunrise Communications AG. “We chose ZyXEL’s WAP5605 because it meets our criteria for high performance, easy setup and specific enhanced video streaming features. With it, we can not only provide satisfactory HD IPTV services but also keep our customers from messy wires around the house. And we also save cost from wiring efforts and engineering support.” Commented again by Andreas Fischer.

“We are very happy that Sunrise is content with ZyXEL wireless media streaming solutions. Embodied with solid networking expertise and sufficient deployment experience for telco and service providers, ZyXEL is knowledgeable and competent in helping customers accomplishing their business targets and achieve revenue growth with the right networking products and solutions designed for their specific needs,” said Chinru Lin, Senior Assistant Vice President of ZyXEL Digital Home Business Unit. “The WAP5605 is one of ZyXEL’s digital home networking products designed with distinctive features and functions. It meets the needs for not only quality HD video streaming, but also high-performance wireless transmission across several in-house spaces when wiring is not preferred. Working upon Switzerland’s excellent digital TV infrastructure, ZyXEL is happy to support Sunrise to enable high-quality IPTV services for its enormous customer base.”

For complete information about WAP5605 and how its technologies and features optimize digital home applications, please visit the WAP5605 Web page or contact your local ZyXEL sales representatives for details.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

Sunrise Communications AG

Sunrise, a brand of Sunrise Communications AG, is the largest private telecommunications provider in Switzerland, with offices in Zurich, Kloten, Lucerne, Basel, Bern, Biel/Bienne, Renens, Geneva and Lugano. Sunrise has 2.97 million customers, who use its services in the areas of mobile telephony, landline network, and the Internet. Business Sunrise offers customized communication solutions for business customers. The mobile network, which is based on GSM, EDGE, UMTS, and HSPA+ technologies, provides over 99% of the population with state‐of‐the‐art mobile network services and permits transfer rates of up to 21 Mbps. A high‐performance fiber optic network, with a total length of 10,000 km, enables high‐quality voice and data services to be offered throughout the country. Thanks to unbundling, Sunrise can reach 85% of all households with its own broadband structure. The company operates more than 100 Sunrise centers across Switzerland. Sunrise is a brand of Sunrise Communications AG.