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ZyXEL GPON Fiber Gateway Awarded CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Honoree

ZyXEL Presents ZyFi Class of Anywhere, Any Device and Always On Internet Connectivity Solutions at CES 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 01/04/14 -- ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity, home entertainment and routing products, announced today that its indoor Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) broadband gateway with voice and wireless IPTV has been named a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Honoree in the Home Networking Product category. ZyXEL will showcase this award-winning gateway along with one of industry's widest selection of DSL, Fiber and LTE wireless gateways and home connectivity products at CES 2014, January 7-10. The demonstrations will be held in ZyXEL's private suite at the Renaissance Las Vegas for customers and media by appointment.

"We're proud to receive CEA's prestigious Innovations Honoree award for the second consecutive year. It is a testament to ZyXEL's spirit of innovation in creating products for service providers to deliver an unmatched connected living experience to all their subscribers," said Brian Feng, senior vice president for ZyXEL.

Products chosen as CES Innovations Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering among hundreds of entries and were judged based on engineering qualities, intended usage, aesthetic and design qualities, unique features and contribution to consumer's quality of life.

ZyXEL's PMG2542 is an all-in-one, multi-service broadband gateway that offers powerful connectivity choices and applications so consumers can take advantage of the enormous fiber bandwidth while providing service providers the capabilities and tools to deploy value rich services quickly and efficiently.

The PMG2542 offers advanced voice services and wireless IPTV connectivity. It utilizes a Class B+ GPON optic for residential fiber connection at speeds up to 2.488Gbps downstream and 1.244Gbps upstream. The PMG2542 provides dual-band WiFi with integrated 5Ghz Quantenna™ wireless technology with 4x4 antenna array for excellent wireless IPTV and HD video distribution, and 802.11n 2.4Ghz WiFi for general Internet use. The PMG2542 also has two USB ports offering service providers expansion options enabling a variety of revenue-rich home automation and monitoring applications.

"CES offers us a great platform to showcase our latest solutions. It also gives us an opportunity to share ideas with our customers so together we can engineer a broadband-centered digital lifestyle for the consumer," Feng added.

In addition to broadband gateways, ZyXEL will also showcase its fleet of home connectivity devices including wireless solutions, or ZyFi solutions. These solutions include wireless broadband gateways, 802.11ac WiFi and wireless HD media streaming solutions that are precision crafted to help service providers quickly and reliably create and manage premium services that reduce costs and generate new revenue streams.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology with a legacy spanning more than 20 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity and entertainment solutions, and smart home devices. ZyXEL offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards to service provider, SMB, SOHO, and residential markets. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, ZyXEL offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.

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