Broadcom's VDSL2 Chipsets Power ZyXEL's IP DSLAM and CPE Equipment for Chunghwa Telecom's Next Generation Network


Broadcom(R) VDSL2 Chipsets for Central Office and Customer Premises Equipment Solutions Selected by ZyXEL and Chunghwa Telecom of Taiwan for Deployment in Next Generation IP Services Network

BERLIN, Oct. 10 / / - Broadband World Forum 2007 - Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its VDSL2 and StrataXGS(R) Ethernet products have been qualified and selected by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) of Taiwan for mass deployment in its next generation IP services network. Broadcom's powerful VDSL2 chipsets were originally selected by ZyXEL Corporation for incorporation in the ZyXEL VES-1600 and IES-5005 next generation access products. As a result of this successful engagement, Broadcom and ZyXEL have teamed together to provide VDSL2 IP DSLAM and customer premises equipment (CPE) products to Chunghwa Telecom for its next generation VDSL2 access network.

The selection by CHT provides decisive market validation of the Broadcom(R) VDSL2 technology and the ongoing collaboration between Broadcom and ZyXEL to develop best-in-class, standards-based solutions for Ethernet aggregation, ITU G.992.1/3/5 ADSL1/2/2+ and ITU G.993.2 VDSL2 access markets. The Chunghwa Telecom VDSL2 award adds to Broadcom's market leading position in ADSL2+/VDSL2 and Ethernet carrier access solutions.

Broadcom silicon and software bring unparalleled, standards-based solutions to the industry, addressing all aspects of sophisticated digital subscriber line (DSL)-based services with Wi-Fi(R), VoIP, Ethernet switching, multimedia over coaxial cable (MoCA) and video enabling features including its newly released PhyR(TM) impulse noise protection technology. ZyXEL will supply customer premises equipment including VDSL2 bridges, routers, wireless gateways and VoIP-enabled integrated access devices (IADs) based on Broadcom VDSL2, 10/100 Fast Ethernet switching, 802.11b/g and VoIP chipsets. Broadcom's unique integration of key VDSL2, local area network and VoIP technologies provides an unprecedented blend of performance and accelerated time-to-market across a complete CPE product portfolio.

"In the past, we have worked together with Broadcom to win ADSL DSLAM and Gigabit Ethernet switching contracts from worldwide telecom operators," says Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, President of ZyXEL. "It's truly a pleasure for us to work with Broadcom to win the CHT VDSL2 NGN project. To date, in terms of deployment scale and product specifications, this is the largest and most complex project of its kind in the world. Based on previous successful and extensive overseas VDSL2 deployments, ZyXEL is equipped to duplicate this success in establishing CHT's NGN network and to accelerate MOD and high definition VOD applications in the market. "

"Broadcom's third major win, the NGN deployment with CHT, is an outstanding example of our success in adding industry leading VDSL2 solutions to our broadly deployed and leading ADSL2+ position," said Greg Fischer, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Carrier Access line of business. "CHT requires its vendors to meet a very high performance standard and is a showcase for advanced networks. Our performance, flexibility and competitiveness allow us to support ZyXEL in meeting the demanding requirements set forth by Chunghwa Telecom, a substantial achievement by both engineering teams to provide best-in-class solutions to our mutual customer."

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).

Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2006 revenue of $3.67 billion, and holds over 2,200 U.S. and 900 foreign patents, more than 6,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video and data. Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at http://www.broadcom.com/.

Broadcom(R), the pulse logo, Connecting everything(R), the Connecting everything logo, StrataXGS(R) and PhyR(TM) are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Wi-Fi(R) is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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