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SPRINT TO PROVIDE DATA NETWORK, MESSAGING SYSTEM TO CHINESE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

 SPRINT TO PROVIDE DATA NETWORK, MESSAGING SYSTEM
 TO CHINESE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: FON) today announced that it will provide a nationwide packet-switched data network and Telemail-brand electronic messaging systems to the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR). The contract for the two systems has a value of $8.4 million.
 The MOR will use the network to improve its operational efficiency by implementing inventory management and passenger reservation systems. The massive Chinese rail system -- covering some 53,000 kilometers (32,860 miles) and carrying nearly 1.2 billion passengers per year -- is the country's primary form of mass transportation.
 Major network switching centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhuzhou, Shenyang and Zhenzhou will be based on more than 40 of Sprint's latest generation TP4900 broadband-ready data switches, the same equipment used throughout the SprintNet X.25 and frame relay network worldwide.
 The MOR will monitor the network from three locations using Sprint's TP5800 Network Management Systems (NMS). An additional 200 TP8000 access/switching nodes will provide remote MOR offices nationwide with access to the network.
 The nationwide packet-switched network will interconnect with China's national public data network, CHINAPAC, operated by the Chinese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). The electronic messaging system will be used by the MOR for internal communications among its 3 million employees at more than 5,000 locations.
 "This latest award from the Chinese Ministry of Railways confirms that China continues to choose Sprint's advanced data communications technology in upgrading its telecommunications infrastructure," said Jim Thomas, vice president and general manager, South Asia/Pacific for Sprint International, Sprint's global telecommunications subsidiary.
 Other recent Sprint initiatives in China include the country's first E-mail systems for the Shanghai Post and Telecommunications and Beijing Telecommunications Administration, three electronic messaging systems for the Guangdong Province and an eight-node packet-switched data network for the Jaingsu Post and Telecommunications Administration in the Jaingsu province south of Beijing. Sprint also provides direct voice services and a direct X.75 data communications link connecting SprintNet with CHINAPAC.
 Sprint is a diversified international telecommunications company with $8.9 billion in annual revenues and the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network. Its divisions provide global long distance voice, data and video products and services, and local telephone services to more than 4 million subscriber lines in 17 states.
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 /NOTE: Telemail, SprintNet and TP4900 are registered trademarks. TP5800 is a trademark./
 /CONTACT: Vince Hovanec, 202-828-7423, or after hours, 202-387-1496, or Janis Langley, 202-828-7427, or after hours, 703-533-3322, both of Sprint/
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