ZyXEL Awarded Chunghwa Telecom's First VDSL2 Equipment Tender for 340,000 Lines

    ZyXEL VDSL2 Switch and Gateway Solutions Deployed in Next Generation
FTTC/FTTB Network with MOD Services

    ANAHEIM, CALIF., October 23 /CNW/ - ZyXEL Communications, the world's
leading broadband access solutions provider, announced that the company has
been awarded the VDSL2 equipment tender for the "Next Generation Access
Network" from Taiwan's largest incumbent telecom operator, Chunghwa Telecom
(CHT). This project, comprised of 340,000 lines, is CHT's first procurement of
VDSL2 equipment, and is also the largest and most complex order for a single
tender, in terms of deployment scale and product specifications in the world.

    CHT qualified vendors based on the best product specifications, service
and support, as well as previous deployment experience. ZyXEL offered CHT a
VDSL2 solution that offered maximum flexibility in terms of features and
deployment options and excellent sales and technical support. After months of
rigorous reviews and tests, ZyXEL surpassed the other contenders and won the

    "Winning several CHT tenders in a row is recognition of ZyXEL's technical
expertise and competitiveness," says Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, President of ZyXEL
Communications. "ZyXEL will take full advantage of its experience obtained
from major overseas VDSL projects to help CHT deploy an island-wide broadband
network. We are confident that our professional experience and knowledge will
lay a solid foundation for our relationship with CHT."

    To meet the deployment needs of CHT's "Next Generation Access Network,"
ZyXEL will provide VDSL2 devices including 8 and 16 port VES1600 Series VDSL2
rack-mountable and wall-mountable environment hardened switches and the
IES5005 chassis based unit for remote FTTB/FTTC deployment and an integrated
VDSL2 gateway with built-in 4-port router and Wi-Fi. ZyXEL VDSL2 DSLAMs come
in different port densities and offer the choice between AC and DC power. With
high-bandwidth and high-performance throughput, robust support for QoS
(Quality of Service), network security and bandwidth management, the ZyXEL
VDSL2 solution offers key functionality enabling CHT to provide value-added
triple-play (data, voice and video) and interactive media services such as
Multimedia On Demand (MOD).

    About ZyXEL Communications

    ZyXEL Communications, with North American headquarters in Anaheim,
California, is one of the world's foremost suppliers of broadband networking
and Internet connectivity/routing products. ZyXEL is focused on developing
MSAPs, xDSL DSLAMs / modems / gateways, cable access, broadband-sharing, VoIP,
wireless and security solutions for a large target audience including Telcos,
cable operators, ISPs, small-to-medium sized businesses, SOHO, residential and
institutional MxU (multi-tenant unit/multi-dwelling unit) markets. Some of
ZyXEL's largest customers include: Sprint, Time Warner, Charter, Earthlink,
Chunghwa Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telefonica Brazil, Telia,
Verizon and many others. ZyXEL's North American distributors include Embarq,
Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Wynit. ZyXEL offers its channel partners industry
leading incentives with a full line of enterprise-class products through the
North America ZySTAR Channel Program. For more information on ZyXEL
Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company's website at

For further information:

For further information: Lages & Associates Bob Menzies, 949-453-8080

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