ZyXEL Multi-Service Gateway Named as Finalist of Infovision Award for Its New Technical Design Concept

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 4, 2009-- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), a world leader in broadband access solutions, today announces that ZyXEL has been named a finalist in 2009 InfoVision Awards for "New Product Concepts" category for its MSG1000 Multi-Service Gateway at the Broadband World Forum Europe (BBWFE) 2009. The recognition proves the product's innovative technology.

BBWFE 2009 is held in Paris from Sept. 7 until 9, 2009 where ZyXEL at Booth 626 is showcasing a wide range of telecom solutions including the Infovision Award finalist product, MSG1000.

The InfoVision Award program recognizes the values of services or technology in solving technology problems, meeting network requirements, optimizing service and performance and enhancing customer service. The International Engineering Consortium (IEC), sponsor of Infovision Awards, will announce the winners on September 7, 2009 at BBWFE where ZyXEL will compete with other world leading companies.

"The IEC's Infovision Awards honor innovations that help advance the industry and deliver the promise of broadband, " commented IEC President John Janowiak. "We are pleased to recognize ZyXEL as an Infovision Awards Finalist and we look forward to the MSG1000's demonstration on this year's Broadband World Forum Europe exhibition floor!"

"Our comprehensive broadband access product portfolio and development capabilities keep us highly flexible and responsive in meeting service providers' diversified demands." said Dr. Yuh-long Chen, president of ZyXEL. "The recognition of InfoVision Award further strengthens our positioning as an innovative service enabler to help service providers profit through differentiated and value-added services to their customers."

ZyXEL MSG1000 is a highly integrated Service Gateway for user's integrated data, voice and video service demands. Equipped with modularized technologies, its flexibility helps telcos easily deploy diversified services with a single integrated device. With the 1000 Mbps capability, the device as a future-proof solution is ready for the FTTH market requirement. This next- generation device will help service providers meet the demand of escalating advanced services from their customers and also optimize the deployment and maintenance cost.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. 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 of Telco, SME/Enterprise, and Digital Home for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Wired and Wireless Access Network Equipments, Networking Customer Premises Equipments, and Carrier Switches. SME and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateway, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes 32 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.