ZyXEL Strengthens Its Multi-Tenant Unit (MTU) Portfolio with New Broadband Switches at CeBIT 2002

Hannover, March 13, 2002 -- ZyXEL Communications Co., (TAI: 2391.TW) a leading broadband access solution provider, today announced that it is conducting a live demonstration of its advanced MTU solution including video-on-demand (VOD) and E-learning at CeBIT 2002 starting today. The demonstration of the solution is taking place at ZyXEL's booth (Hall 16, B01) at CeBIT in Hannover.

To view ZyXEL Virtual Booth visit http://www.zyxel.com/news/cebit2002/vindex.htm

Designed for in-building applications, ZyXEL's MTU solution includes a comprehensive line of intelligent broadband switches along with ZyXEL's complete client side CPE. The solution supports a wide range of ADSL, VDSL, HomePNA and Ethernet technologies, and provides excellent performance, reliability and scalability, while also maintaining surprising affordability.

With a flexible platform design, ZyXEL's MTU solution has created an opportunity for emerging and existing service providers to start the service at a minimum cost, allowing them to build large and profitable businesses targeting MTU markets that include residential apartments, hotels, commercial buildings, business park, and much more.

ZyXEL's broadband switches provide both port- and tag-based VLAN features, offering the benefits of security and performance. The Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping feature optimizes bandwidth utilization for applications such as video on demand. New mechanisms have also emerged to ensure Quality of Service (QoS). With a rich set of management features, the broadband switches can be easily managed by any SNMP manager or web browser.

VES-1012 VDSL Ethernet Switch
The VES-1012 VDSL Ethernet switch multiplexes traffic from 12 VDSL subscribers into one or two 100M Ethernet ports that connect to any Ethernet switch or broadband router. With the VES-1012, Ethernet over VDSL can run up to 1.2km at the speed of 18Mbps, which proves to be a promising technology and revenue generation tool for building owners and service providers to deliver bandwidth-consuming applications such as video on demand and video conferencing. More information on the VES-1012 visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/mtu/vdsl.htm

AES-100 ADSL Ethernet Switch
The AES-100 is a compact and innovative ADSL-Ethernet switch composed of two ADSL network modules. Each ADSL network module provides eight multi-mode ADSL ports with built-in POTS splitter. The AES-100 utilizes an Ethernet port as a backhaul interface to uplink to a router/switch. Designed for MTU environment, the AES-100 is ideal for delivering and provisioning high quality broadband services in business parks, campus, high-rise buildings and hotels. More information on the AES-100 visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/mtu/adsl.htm

PES-100 and PES-1014 Phoneline Ethernet Switches
ZyXEL's PES-100 and PES-1014 are two powerful and cost-effective phoneline networking switches with twelve or fourteen 1 Mbps phoneline networking ports and two 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet ports. It delivers a dedicated 1 Mbps bandwidth for each attached phoneline networking device, and is ideal for hotel and residential applications. The 10/100M Ethernet interfaces support multi-link trunking that bundles the bandwidth of the two-uplink ports to create high-speed data path to the Internet. In addition to remote management capability, the PES-1014 provides a console port for local management. More information on ZyXEL's phoneline Ethernet switches visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/mtu/homepna.htm

EES-1024 Ethernet Switches
Ethernet becomes more and more important in MTU application. The EES-1024 includes twenty-four 10/100M Ethernet RJ-45 ports and two expansion module slots, and supports Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity over twisted pair and fiber optic cabling. The two expansion modules can be 8-Port 10/100 auto-sensing Intelligent Switch Module, 2/4/8-Port 100 Base-FX Intelligent Fiber Module, Gigabit 1000Base-T Intelligent Switch Modules, and Gigabit 1000Base-SX/LX Intelligent Fiber Modules. The EES-1024 implements the Ethernet to deliver 10/100Mbps data service over Cat 5 cables, which meets the Ethernet as the First Mile (EFM) network architecture.

The VES-1012, AES-100, PES-100/1014 and the EES-1024 are currently available through ZyXEL's global marketing network. To find ZyXEL distributors in a specific area, check http://www.zyxel.com/where/index.htm. More information on ZyXEL MTU products, visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/mtu/index.htm. All products come with a two-year materials and workmanship warranty and come with the excellent support that ZyXEL offers on all of it products

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world'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, Telenor, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.