ZyXEL Introduces VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 16-port/24-port IP-Based DMT VDSL2 Switch

Combined with P-872H/P-870MH VDSL2 Modem Enable ISPs to Offer Cost Competitive and High-quality Triple Play Services

Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 28, 2006--ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider today announced its new IP-based Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT)-based VDSL2 solution: VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 VDSL2 switch with P-872H/P-870MH VDSL2 modem. ZyXEL's newly announced VDSL2 solution combines various features that optimize broadband performance and quality of service; offers services providers with carrier grade solution for quality triple play services.

The ZyXEL VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 is a 16-port/24-port, 1.5U VDSL2 Switch, providing a maximum of 100Mbps download and 50Mbps upload bandwidth. Such ample bandwidth not only enables numerous next-generation online media services, but also allows ISPs to provide state-of-the-art video, voice, and data integration services through regular phone lines.

The ZyXEL VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44, a DMT (Discrete Multi-Tone)-based VDSL2 solution that allows dynamic rate change depending on current line condition, offers excellent performance even over noisy lines. This eliminates the need for manual and time-consuming rate adjustments to suit the changing network noise conditions.  Both IEEE's 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) Task Force and T1E1.4 Working Group selected DMT as its worldwide VDSL line-coding standard.

The VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 supports IEEE 802.3ad with load distribution control and fail-over recovery. To balancing traffic loading, the VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 distributes traffic to each trunk port based on the source and destination MAC addresses. 

Enable IGMP snooping on the VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 to improve service quality for IP multicasting applications. This prevents unnecessary forwarding of multicast traffic to all subscribers, thus optimizing bandwidth utilization for bandwidth-consuming applications such video streaming. In addition, the Multicast VLAN registration (MVR) feature allows the VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 to forward the same video streams to device in specific VLANs. Through this intricate technology, duplicate video streams can be reduced significantly making the VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 your first choice in an MoD environment.

The VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44's Rate Limiting feature Allows service providers to limit bandwidth on subscriber ports at steps of 64Kbps. This allows service providers to offer tiered service plans.

The VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 includes a comprehensive set of configuration and management tools to streamline administrator's management effort. The Web-based management interface offers an easy-to-use platform, independent management, and configuration options. The VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 supports SNMP and MIBs, both of which can be managed via standard-based management software. In addition to remote management capabilities, a console port is also available for local management.

Available now, ZyXEL VES-1616F-44/VES-1624F-44 VDSL2 switch and P-872H/P-870MH VDSL modem can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network, including direct from the company and through worldwide partnered distributors. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE:2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world's leading broadband access solution vendors. 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.