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Cabletron products receive NEBS certification; First networking company to announce certification; Crucial step in marketing to carriers central office environments.

ROCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 1995--Cabletron Systems (NYSE:CS), the worldwide modular switching hub market leader, announced today that its products have received Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) certification from Bellcore. Certification allows Cabletron to aggressively market its cornerstone MMAC and MMAC-Plus switching technologies to carriers and ensures the products will perform well in rigorous central office environments.

"Bellcore certification is a crucial step in Cabletron's efforts to form close relationships with the carriers," said Craig Benson, Cabletron's chairman, COO and treasurer. "The telephony market presents Cabletron with a significant opportunity to expand our core business and penetrate a rapidly developing worldwide market."

Under testing conducted by Bellcore, Cabletron products were tested for reliability, particularly under adverse conditions. Cabletron's products had to pass a series of high-end environmental stress tests to be qualified including fire, lightning and earthquake resistance tests, as well as heat dissipation and electrical safety tests. Compliance with these tests ensures that Cabletron equipment will help maintain the integrity and reliability of central office switching environments.

Headquartered in Rochester, N.H., Cabletron employs more than 5,300 people in over 80 offices around the world. The worldwide modular hub market leader(a), Cabletron is ISO-9001 certified. Cabletron develops, manufactures and markets Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring and ATM internetworking products based on its Synthesis product framework.

Cabletron directly services more than 80,000 customer sites around the globe and provides round-the-clock support coverage, with free phone support during normal business hours. A component of the S & P 500 index, Cabletron's common stock is traded over the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CS. Over the last four quarters the company has reported record revenue of $934 million and earnings of $188 million. -0-

(a)Source: Dataquest Incorporated; February 1995 Cabletron's World Wide Web site can be reached at http// Cabletron, Multi Media Access Center, MMAC and MMAC-Plus are registered trademarks of Cabletron Systems. All other products or services found in this document are identified by the trademarks of service marks of their respective companies or organizations.

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Cabletron Systems

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