Zyxel ready with IPv6 Internet products and solutions

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Hsinchu Taiwan, 22 May 2012 — Zyxel Communications, a world-class networking company that provides innovative, reliable Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small- and medium-sized businesses to home users, today demonstrates its total readiness for new Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) standard expected to become the mainstream Internet protocol of the future. Anticipating the approaching World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6, 2012, the world’s major Internet service providers (ISPs), networking equipment manufacturers and Web companies all join forces to adopt IPv6 in their products and services, and Zyxel is no exception. The comprehensive IPv6-ready Zyxel products and solutions will definitely play an important role in this significant movement.

Revolutionised with several architectural enhancements for network management, QoS, security encryption and authentication, the new IPv6 standard brings users many advantages such as simple plug-and-play network access, higher performance of digital media content streaming and applications over IP in addition to higher security, more reliability and better control over Internet applications. As applications over the Internet evolve diversely, the traditional IPv4 will eventually become incapable of handling the newly developed, innovative features.

As a major Internet product and solution provider, Zyxel invests considerable resource and effort on developing products and solutions that enable customers to seamlessly migrate and/or adapt to the new trend without hassle or disruption. Starting with the first IPv6 Ready Logo Certification in 2004, followed by the “Phase II IPv6 Ready” Golden Logo for several VDSL2 integrated access devices and CPE products in 2010, Zyxel is now offering more IPv6-ready products and solutions ranging from hardware equipment such as DSL-based CPE (customer-premise-equipment), COE (central-office-equipment), carrier switches, LTE IAD (Integrated Access Device), Gateways and Fibre technology-based IAD to the IPv6-certified firmware and software stacks for security and switching solutions. For general users, Zyxel is enabling IPv6 compatibility on a few media servers and will continue the deployment on more products and solutions.  The comprehensive portfolio empowers customers such as telecom operators, service providers and enterprises facing challenges from the new protocol to choose the right configuration to meet individual deployment needs.

In terms of the general end users who may not immediately need to take action before the IPv6 infrastructure and access systems are completed, they are encouraged to pay close attentions to the progress and to seek timely consultation from service providers. Driven by the speedy progression of digital applications, the IPv6 migration and new adoption may happen faster than everyone could have expected.

For more details about IPv6 and availability of related Zyxel products and solutions, please visit ipv6.zyxel.com

About Zyxel Communications

Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the Internet for more than 30 years. Whether it’s a matter of establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, at Zyxel we offer a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that’s right for worldwide leading Service Providers and their subscribers.

Zyxel is a global force in the communications market with an unrivalled international presence that includes:

  • 150 markets served
  • Strong local presence throughout five continents
  • 1,000,000 businesses and homes working smarter with Zyxel solutions 100 million devices creating global connections