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28 April 2008: ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd (ZyXEL) today announces it has signed a deal with grocery retailer Somerfield.

The deal will see ZyXEL, through its partner Wincor Nixdorf, install a switch upgrade for over 700 Somerfield stores. This equates to a new layer-3 ES-3148 48-port Ethernet managed switch in every Somerfield EPOS enabled Store in the UK.

Steve Lloyd, VAR Sales Manager at ZyXEL comments on the deal, “The need for reliable and secure networking solutions in retail is particularly key to the sector’s business for EPOS systems, stock control and managing information. This win demonstrates ZyXEL’s continuing momentum in the UK’s network access industry and our ability to deliver reliable and proven technologies that get businesses connected.”

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About ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd

ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd is the UK subsidiary of a market leading end-to-end designer and manufacturer of xDSL, Security, VoIP, IP DSLAMS, Wireless, routing and IP switching equipment. The company offers comprehensive technical support and customer service to the ISP, Telco and IT distribution channel.

ZyXEL was founded in 1989 as a modem developer with the mission to create Internet access solutions that accelerate information exchange and improve effectiveness of people and organisations.

ZyXEL is one of the world's leading broadband access solutions specialists. With headquarters located in Taiwan, ZyXEL maintains offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, ZyXEL has more than 2000 employees globally, with distributors in more than seventy countries, and products marketed in more than 150 countries on five continents.

About Somerfield

- Somerfield, which aims to be Britain's favourite local grocery shop, operates from c. 900 stores (including 149 forecourts) across the UK and employs 42,000 colleagues.

- Somerfield was taken private in December 2005 and is owned by a consortium consisting of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP, Barclays Capital, the Tchenguiz Family Trust, Kaupthing Bank and Management.

- In the year to 30 April 2007, Somerfield had sales of £4.4 billion and EBITDA of £227 million.

- There are plans to open 250 new smaller stores over the next three years, which should deliver over £500 million of sales in 2010.


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