Sunday, January 25, 2009

ZyXEL Wins Powerline Contract with Chunghwa Telecom

ZyXEL Communications has won the procurement tender of Chunghwa Telecom's Digital Home project. Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) serves over 12.7 million fixed lines throughout Taiwan and connects 4.3 million broadband access customers. ZyXEL has been a frequent winner of CHT's Central Office and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) tenders including a recent 480,000 port VDSL2 tender.

Chunghwa Telecom's MOD (Media-on-Demand) is expected to reach 1.2 to 1.4 million users early next year -- surpassing its first million customers in 2008. Every MOD customer receives a set-top box required for service. With this latest tender CHT will also provide ZyXEL Powerline network kits. ZyXEL's Powerline network kits enable users to link their Internet connection to convenient locations anywhere within the home to watch MOD programs at their leisure. In addition to home power lines, the ZyXEL equipment included in this tender also delivers data through coax cables providing multiple ways for extending the network connection from home broadband routers.