ZyXEL Ships Custom-Designed ADSL2+ & VDSL2 Gateways to North American Tier-One Telecommunications Company

Multifunctional DSL Gateway Meets All Communications Leader's Emerging Requirements for Broadband Internet and Digital Home IPTV

ANAHEIM, CA, Sep 29, 2010 -- ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced a tier-one telecommunications company has deployed ZyXEL's home gateways. This includes the PK5000Z, an ADSL2+ modem with a built-in four-port gateway and 11g wireless capability, and the Q100, a single port VDSL2 router. Leveraging its years of design proficiency, ZyXEL custom-built these two products to specification for the customer, allowing for easy integration into its network and simplifying deployment, while offering the company's subscribers a unique and superior communications experience.

The PK5000Z ADSL/2/2+ gateway has an integrated four-port switch, wireless LAN and a POTS splitter, making it a powerful, single-box broadband access and home networking solution for subscribers. Security is enabled by simply pressing the WPS button on the unit and a similar button on other communications devices. The product can be placed vertically or horizontally to offer more flexibility and to accommodate customer preferences.

The Q100 is a single-port VDSL2 router with a sleek design, up to 100Mbps downstream / 45Mbps upstream speeds, and intelligent QoS features for triple-play service. These features are essential as more consumers look to implement IPTV and enjoy the new digital home experience.

Following an extensive series of meetings between the two companies, ZyXEL designed the two products to incorporate their clients' preferences in the chosen form factor and Graphical User Interface (GUI). The operator leveraged ZyXEL's end-to-end design, technology and manufacturing expertise. This gave them a consistently high-quality product, as well as the support of a reliable and expert engineering team capable of quickly responding to their needs. In addition to product design, the units are pre-configured with network set-up information for easy deployment, saving the customer time and money. ZyXEL further pre-configured the units with TR-069 management support that helps the operator deploy and remotely manage the routers, reducing truck rolls and drastically lowering maintenance costs.

"Our in-house product development and manufacturing capabilities gave ZyXEL a distinct advantage in producing the exact solution requested by our customer," said Brian Feng, senior vice president of ZyXEL. "ZyXEL is very proud to have been chosen to deliver multi-functional home gateways by a leader and pioneer in broadband communications."

Strategically significant for ZyXEL, this latest customer win strengthens the company's relationship with technology partners, which brings new products to market faster. The increased economy of scale resulting from new volume shipments benefits all ZyXEL customers. The company's new tier-one partnership keeps ZyXEL on the leading edge of technology.

Similar wins and design decisions led ZyXEL to support future-proof technologies like IPv6 and PTM in its home gateways, along with tighter integration of home networking technologies, including Powerline and HPNA, which are essential for IPTV delivery. As another example of foresight and engineering expertise, ZyXEL delivers advanced services support using easily installed OSGi application modules to help service providers offer new features, functionality and services to already deployed devices.