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ADC to Integrate Pulsecom's ADSL Technology Into Its Broadband Access Platform.

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HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2000

Leading Provider of Digital Loop Carrier (DLC) Systems

Will Incorporate Key Technology to Deliver

Integrated ADSL Support to Remote Customers

Pulsecom today announced that it has established a strategic relationship with ADC, a leading global supplier of network equipment, software and integration services for multiservice, broadband networks.

The relationship will enable ADC to integrate ADSL technology from Pulsecom into ADC's broadband multiservice DLC to provide an ADSL-ready solution for remote subscribers.

With this integrated solution, service providers can extend ADSL to their remotely-located subscriber base with the same platform they use to provision telephone service to these users.

With its own WavePacer(TM) Remote Access Multiplexer (RAM) family, Pulsecom was the first to deliver a universal solution for extending ADSL and DSL-Lite services to remote subscribers who are served by DLCs. The company was also the first to deliver such a solution for the international market, using the E1 standard.

DLCs are used extensively in most PTT's territories to deliver communications services to subscribers in areas that cannot be served by a provider's Central Office (CO) directly. In addition, DLC deployment is growing substantially outside of North America -- particularly in developing countries.

These factors combined mean that a solution for extending ADSL to those customers served by DLCs is critical to the future of mass-market ADSL.

ADC is a leading provider of DLC systems, with its flagship product, BroadAccess(TM), a world-class multiservice access platform optimized for SDH/PDH fiber-based networks, supporting services from POTS to xDSL. The platform interfaces to virtually any type of local exchange through V5.2/V5.1/CAS digital protocols or 2W connection, and to ATM backbones through E1s or STM-1 UNI.

&uot;Our customers were demanding a complete, ADSL-ready access solution that would allow them to tap the growing subscriber base served by our systems,&uot; commented David Goldschmidt, vice president of marketing, Teledata Division of ADC's Broadband Access and Transport Group.

&uot;Pulsecom provided the ADSL technology that enabled us to complement the offering to our customers, including the provision of ADSL services to the BroadAccess (TM) installed base.&uot;

&uot;With Pulsecom's technology, we can now provide our customers with a standards-based solution that is interoperable with a wide variety of CPE,&uot; added Goldschmidt.

&uot;We are seeing significant interest in our ADSL technology from international markets,&uot; said Sassan Babaie, vice president of sales and marketing for Pulsecom. &uot;Being able to deliver a fully integrated access system that is ADSL-ready should give ADC a competitive edge in the international market and will help Pulsecom tap this market.&uot;

About ADC

ADC Telecommunications Inc. is a leading global supplier of network equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice networks that deliver data, video and voice communications over telephone, cable television, Internet, broadcast, wireless and enterprise networks.

ADC's broadband, multiservice network solutions enable local access, high-speed transmission and software management of communications services from service providers to consumers and businesses over fiber-optic, copper, coaxial and wireless media.

With headquarters in Minneapolis, ADC has approximately 13,500 employees around the world and annual sales of $1.9 billion. ADC's stock is included in the Standard &Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, visit the company's Web site at www.adc.com.

About Pulsecom

Pulsecom, an expert in the development of DSL technologies, supplies communications access solutions to telephone companies and service providers worldwide. Pulsecom's pioneering accomplishments include the first universal DSL solution for DLC systems, the first DSLAM with integrated service selection and gateway routing features and the most cost-effective IDSL/SDSL solution on the market.

Pulsecom's extensive product line includes comprehensive DSL solutions for both new and legacy deployments. More than 9 million voice and data access lines are in operation using Pulsecom equipment. Pulsecom is a member of the DSL Forum, ATM Forum and the ITU-T.

Pulsecom is an ISO 9001-registered firm with headquarters in Herndon and regional offices throughout the world. Visit Pulsecom on the Web at www.pulse.com.

Cautionary statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Any forward-looking statements contained herein reflect management's current expectations or beliefs. ADC Telecommunications cautions readers that future actual results could differ materially from those in forward-looking statements depending on the outcome of certain factors, including the risks and uncertainties identified in Exhibit 99-a to ADC's Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 1999.
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