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DSC SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH AMERITECH FOR NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL LOOP AND FIBER TO THE CURB EQUIPMENT

 DSC SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH AMERITECH FOR
 NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL LOOP AND FIBER TO THE CURB EQUIPMENT
 DALLAS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- DSC Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DIGI) announced today an agreement with Ameritech Corp. (NYSE: AIT) for the delivery of Next Generation Digital Loop Carrier and Fiber to the Curb equipment. The three-year commitment for DSC's Litespan(R)-2000 and Starspan(TM) products is the largest such committed purchase for this type of telecommunications equipment in industry history. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 Deployment of DSC's integrated SONET-based optical loop carrier systems, for use in the feeder and distribution portions of the local loop, will begin in the fourth quarter of 1992. It will take fiber from Ameritech's central offices to distribution points close to customers, including housing subdivisions and office buildings.
 The process leading to the award of the business to DSC began on July 1, 1992, when Ameritech issued a Request for Proposal to 15 alternative vendors.
 DSC's chairman and chief executive officer, James L. Donald, said, "Today's contract award by Ameritech confirms DSC's leadership in developing and producing high quality, next generation digital loop carrier technology. As we have done so many times in the past, we are once again providing the advanced technology that others can only promise. In the process we are enabling our customers to offer a platform for a new array of services, including expanded capabilities for work-at-home, video, data and multi-media services, while they in turn benefit from a highly-configurable, reliable, automated fiber-based network."
 The Litespan-2000 system is currently operating in conformance with Bellcore's TR-057 (digital loop carrier) and TR-008 (digital switch interface) requirements. It supports a direct optical interface at the SONET OC-3 rate in accordance with Bellcore's TR-303, and is designed to be compatible with future broadband applications that use the SONET signal hierarchy.
 Operating at an OC-3 rate, the Litespan-2000 system connects 2,016 subscribers to a telephone company's central office over a single pair or two redundant pairs of optical fibers. With these capabilities, the Litespan-2000 can easily handle the bandwidth delivered by today's copper-wire-based digital loop carriers. At the same time, this dramatic increase in information-carrying capacity allows phone companies to provide a platform for a vast array of new and advanced services in a cost-efficient manner.
 The Litespan-2000 system, providing SONET transport and switch interfaces, serves as the Host Digital Terminal (HDT) for Starspan.
 The Starspan system adds four basic elements to Litespan, a family of Starspan Fiber Banks, a family of Optical Network Units (ONUs), a Starspan Video Bank and a Starspan Network Power System. The Starspan ONUs use the same channel units as those designed for the Litespan system.
 DSC Communications Corporation is a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of digital switching, transmission and private network system products for the worldwide telecommunications marketplace.
 NOTE: Litespan-2000 is a registered trademark of DSC Communications Corporation. Starspan is a trademark of DSC Communications Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Terry Adams of DSC, 214-519-4358/
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