ZyXEL Highlights Triple Play and Hotel VDSL at GITEX 2004

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 23, 2004 -- In GITEX 2004, the largest IT exhibition in the Middle-East, ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391) has scheduled to demonstrate the "Triple Play" and "Hotel VDSL" solutions in this 5-day event starting on October 3 in Dubai, UAE. In its premiere participation in GITEX 2003, ZyXEL was highly acclaimed for its innovative products and technologies; this year, the Triple Play and Hotel VDSL solutions will be the center of the stage. ZyXEL will be offering live demonstrations of Triple Play (simultaneous voice, data and video transfer) applications at its booths (Hall 6, U6-1) for attendees to experience the enormous potential of the latest ADSL 2/2+ connections.

As one of the world's few broadband equipment manufacturers to provide complete ADSL, SHDSL and VDSL solutions, ZyXEL is emphasizing its IP Access presence on ADSL2/ADSL2+ technologies, such as IP Express Series IP DSLAM central office equipment, Prestige ADSL 2 CPE, as well as WLAN routers and WiFi Phones as a comprehensive media environment.

The all-new ZyXEL ADSL 2/ ADSL 2+ solutions sports higher bandwidths (as much as 24 Mbps), longer transmission distance (more than 6km), supports to line diagnostics and testing features, as well as lower power consumption. The service providers can in order provide richer media services while minimizing the deployment costs. And most importantly, the solutions are backward compatible with existing 50 million ADSL modems to protect the past investments.

Additionally, ZyXEL will also reveal the Hotel VDSL solution. The solution contains a complete set of VDSL DSLAM, VDSL modem, Service Gateway, switch and WiFi devices for hotel managers to offer broadband connection in guest rooms or meeting rooms without altering the current telephone wiring, while retaining abundant bandwidth for media services such as video conferencing or video-on-demand.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, July 2004). 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.