ZyXEL, the World's First Vendor to Obtain IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II for VDSL2 Switches and CPE/IAD Products

ZyXEL's IPv6 Solution Delivers the Future of the Internet

Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 16, 2010 – ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today, announces that its VDSL2 switches and CPE/IAD products have been certificated for a IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II by the IPv6 Forum. This certification makes ZyXEL the world's first to receive an IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II for VDSL2 switches and CPE/IAD products in the market.

The continuous growth of the global Internet requires that its overall architecture evolve to accommodate new technologies that support an expanding numbers of users, applications, appliances and services. With the remaining number of IPv4 addresses available in the global pool down to approximately 6%, the newer IPv6 protocol is designed to meet these ever increasing global requirements and those of our customers, who are rapidly facing the inevitable transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Several leading networked countries, such as USA, Germany, France, Japan and Brazil are aggressively deploying IPv6 to meet the growing demand in their countries.

With industry-leading IP-based networking expertise and experience, ZyXEL is driven to anticipate future technologies and proactively invest in them ahead of others. Recognizing the need for IPv6 in the future, ZyXEL has devoted itself to developing this technology since 2003. In 2004, ZyXEL began the process to obtain the IPv6 Ready Logo certificate and has continued to receive this certification across a wider range of product lines with support for more IPv6 features.

"The launch of world's first IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II certified VDSL2 switches and CPE/IAD products not only attests to ZyXEL's innovative spirit, but also ensures that our customers' migration from IPv4 to IPv6 devices is smooth both technologically and economically," said Dr. Albert J. Ju, VP of ZyXEL's Service Provider Business Unit. "We are extremely confident in the readiness of our solution having participated in IPv6 field trials with leading telcos around the world."

The IPv6 Forum (http://www.ipv6forum.com) IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a conformance and interoperability testing program intended to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is available now and is ready to be used. A product that has passed all of the test items demonstrates its compliance to the "Conformance" and "Interoperability" to the standard.

ZyXEL's IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II certified VDSL2 switches:
VES-1624CTA-54 (for tests)

ZyXEL's IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II certified VDSL2 CPE/IAD:
P-870H V2

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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 Gateways, 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 more than 30 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.

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