The Westin Taipei Selects ZyXEL VDSL MTU Solution for Broadband Internet Services in Hotels

Hsinchu, March 29, 2002 -- ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), a leading broadband access solution provider, today announced that The Westin Taipei, the prominent business hotels in Asia, has successfully deployed ZyXEL's VDSL MTU solution to deliver high speed Internet access to its hotel and conference rooms. With this new broadband access service, The Westin Taipei can provide guests with always-on, cost-effective, plug and play access to the Internet utilizing the hotel's existing phone lines.

Located in Taipei, one of the world's most popular destinations for business travelers, The Westin Taipei currently offers 288 hotel rooms and 10 meeting rooms with VDSL Internet services. Compared with HomePNA and IDSL technologies deployed in most of the hotels, VDSL is more than 10 times faster than HPNA, and 40 times faster than IDSL, which makes all bandwidth consuming application possible. Business travelers can benefit from ultra high speed Internet connectivity that allows access to a variety of services, such as video conferencing, video on demand, e-mail services, telecommuting and online shopping.

"With ZyXEL's VDSL solution, The Westin Taipei takes the lead in Taiwan as the first business hotel to provide today's most advanced broadband service," said Dennis Liu, Marketing Communications Manager at The Westin Taipei. "Our VDSL solution enables online video, audio and data applications fast and cost effective, which meets the growing demand of convention attendees and business travelers when they are choosing a hotel. The amenity and convenience we are delivering is a tremendous competitive edge for our business."

"The Westin Taipei's deployment of ZyXEL's VDSL solution underscores the global demand for broadband access service in hospitality market," said Dr. Shun-I Chu, President of ZyXEL. "Our VDSL MTU solution was specifically designed to serve Mult-tenant environments such as hotels. The Westin Taipei is primed to take advantage of this growing sector of the business traveler hospitality opportunity."

About ZyXEL's VDSL MTU Solution
ZyXEL's VDSL MTU solution includes VES-1000 series VDSL Ethernet Switch and Prestige 840 series VDSL Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). The VES series multiplexes traffic from up to 12 subscribers into one or two 100M Ethernet ports that connect to any Ethernet switch or broadband router.

ZyXEL's VDSL solution can run up to 1.5KM at the speed of 5Mbps, which enables the cost-effective provisioning of bandwidth consuming applications for MTU environment such as hotels, commercial and residential buildings. The flexible and expandable design of ZyXEL's VDSL solution allows service providers to start VDSL service at a minimum cost. As the number of subscribers and applications grow, additional equipment can be added to increase available customer base. For more information on ZyXEL's VDSL MTU solution visit

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 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