July 07, 2008 12:00 ET

ZyXEL Among First to Receive Mobile WiMAX™ 2.5 GHz Certification From WiMAX Forum®

ZyXEL, a Leading Provider of WiMAX CPE and Femtocell/Picocell Base Stations, Achieves a Major Industry Milestone With WiMAX Forum Certification

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - ZyXEL Communications, Inc., the world's leading WiMAX™ equipment vendor, today announced that ZyXEL's 2.5 GHz WiMAX MIMO Residential Gateway MAX-206M2 has received the Mobile Forum Certified™ seal of approval at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress in Amsterdam. ZyXEL is among the first group of WiMAX Forum member companies to be awarded this certification.

The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-leading, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. The WiMAX Forum aims to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified™ products are fully interoperable and support fixed, portable and mobile broadband services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

The ZyXEL MAX-206M2 is certified to meet all interoperability and conformance standards after going through rigorous testing. This certification ensures that ZyXEL WiMAX technology is interoperable with other certified Mobile WiMAX equipment deployed by more than 305 WiMAX service providers in 118 countries worldwide.

"The WiMAX Forum would like to thank ZyXEL and the other member companies that have worked so hard to achieve this milestone and enable the Forum to continue reaching critical objectives with the ongoing certification of Mobile WiMAX equipment," said Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum, during a press conference at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress in Amsterdam. "ZyXEL has played an important role in WiMAX Forum's success of driving market momentum by enabling us to move closer to delivering on our plan to certify more than 100 Mobile WiMAX products in 2008. Our six independent WiMAX Forum certification labs are now online to manage the anticipated increase of products to be submitted for certification."

"It gives everyone at ZyXEL a great sense of achievement and pride to be among the first vendors to receive the Mobile WiMAX 2.5 GHz certification from WiMAX Forum," said Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, president of ZyXEL. "As the leading WiMAX device vendor, ZyXEL is committed to contributing its best to the development and promotion of Mobile WiMAX technology."

ZyXEL has been devoting itself to WiMAX product development since 2005. Being an end-to-end Mobile WiMAX solution provider, ZyXEL has field-proven products ranging from data cards, outdoor and indoor CPEs, to Pico and Femto base stations. ZyXEL's WiMAX product line has won several accolades internationally including the "Best of WiMAX World" USA for two consecutive years since 2006.

The ZyXEL MIMO Residential Gateway MAX-206M2 with two Ethernet and two VoIP ports provides users with seamless broadband wireless connectivity to surf the Internet and deliver IP telephony service at home or office under WiMAX coverage. Combined with TR-069 and OMA-DM protocols, MAX-206M2 facilitates the remote management of operators during deployment and operation stages reducing management costs.


For more information about MAX-206M2 and other ZyXEL WiMAX products, please call 1-800-255-4101.

About ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications, Inc., 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, WiMAX, 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, Telefónica Brazil, Telia, Verizon and many others. ZyXEL's North American distributors include Embarq, Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Wynit. ZyXEL offers a complete line of field proven WiMAX solution to service providers including award winning WiMAX CPEs and Picocell, Femtocell base stations. For more information on ZyXEL Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company's website at

"WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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