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ZyXEL Announces IPv6 Support for Multiple ADSL2+ and VDSL2 Gateways
[February 03, 2011]

ZyXEL Announces IPv6 Support for Multiple ADSL2+ and VDSL2 Gateways

ANAHEIM, CA, Feb 03, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced IPv6 support for several of its currently shipping ADSL2+ and VDSL2 gateways, simplifying telecommunications providers' transition to next-generation networking standards. The newest IPv6-ready customer premises equipment (CPEs) includes the P660HN Series ADSL2+ gateways and VSG Series of VDSL2 combo-WAN gateways.

These products offer the technology necessary to provide complete broadband access and networking.

Offering operators different migration path options, ZyXEL's IPv6-enabled CPE implements both IPv6 Ready Deployment (IPv6 RD) and IPv6/IPv4 Dual Stack. These two transition paths give service providers the flexibility to either run IPv6 only, or IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously on the CPE. In each case, ZyXEL helps facilitate a gradual rollout of IPv6 service within the network. For example, a service provider could start rolling out IPTV service over IPv6, while providing data service using IPv4 through its dual-stack implementation feature. ZyXEL displayed this capability live at CES 2011 where the gateways communicated with IPv6 DHCP and FTP servers, simultaneously supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 protocol stacks.


"Migration to IPv6 protocol is required for uninterrupted growth of the Internet and service providers are working on the transition to ensure they can keep adding subscribers even after the industry runs out of IPv4 addresses," said Brian Feng, senior vice president at ZyXEL. "ZyXEL is determined to provide its customers and communications partners with advance access to all the tools and support necessary to make this transition as seamless as possible, as our gateways provide an essential access piece to the IPv6 network puzzle." Recognizing the need for IPv6, ZyXEL began developing its IPv6 compatible technology in 2003. In 2004, ZyXEL began the process to obtain its first IPv6 Ready Logo certificate and has continued to receive this certification across a wider range of product lines, while adding support for additional IPv6 features. ZyXEL also received the world's first IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II certification utilizing VDSL2 technology. These efforts have allowed ZyXEL to provide its customers early access to IPv6-ready products for evaluations, field trials and deployments as they build their IPv6 networks.

ZyXEL is working on several initiatives to help its customers with the new protocol, including providing advance availability of test samples for field trials. The company is also actively involved with technology partners on interoperability testing to ensure a smooth transition for service providers. These efforts are aimed at reducing the time and cost of transition for the telecommunications industry.

ZyXEL is also creating an information repository with white papers, success stories and how-to manuals available at www.us.zyxel.com/ipv6.

IPv6 protocol provides numerous benefits including: -- Increased number of IP addresses -- IPv6 shifts to a 128-bit IP address space, supporting a virtually unlimited number of devices, around 340 undecillion (340 times 10 to the power of 36) possible addresses.

-- Eliminated NAT and Port Forwarding features -- All devices will be accessible on the public network, making it easier for people to manage things like home automation, file sharing, online gaming, peer-to-peer programs and other applications without complex settings on their router. Firewall technology can still be used to protect devices from unwanted access.

-- Enhanced security features -- IPv6 ensures integrity and authenticity of information using safeguards against packet spoofing and encryption to make sure that only the correct destination network nodes can read the packets or messages.

-- Increased application performance control -- IPv6 allows for faster transactions over virtual private networks (VPNs).

Availability Products are available now. Please call 1.800.255.4101 or email telco@zyxel.com for more information. Free trial samples are available upon request for ZyXEL customers.

About ZyXEL Communications ZyXEL offers reliable, end-to-end, fully-converged solutions for delivering broadband access, services and applications for home and businesses. Our desire to build exactly what the carrier wants, our talent to deliver it, and our commitment to lifecycle support makes ZyXEL a valued and dependable business partner. With North American headquarters in Anaheim, California, ZyXEL's affordable, high-performance products include CPEs and DSLAMs, cable access, broadband-sharing, LTE, WiMAX, VoIP, Ethernet, network security, wireless and connected home solutions for a wide range of deployment scenarios. ZyXEL customers are supported by a trusted and reliable team that enables them to work without interruption. www.us.zyxel.com PRESS CONTACTS: Jake Sailana ZyXEL Communications 714-632-0882 x.276 Email Contact Brittney Wolff Lauren Grassetti LEWIS PR 619-677-2700 Email Contact SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct?id=F82FFD8FFF8B523B http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct?id=90BCC9DA9CDF7BE1

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