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COX AND SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA TO TEST CABLE MICROCELL INTEGRATOR AT COX PCN TEST SITE IN SAN DIEGO

 COX AND SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA TO TEST CABLE MICROCELL INTEGRATOR
 AT COX PCN TEST SITE IN SAN DIEGO
 Cox was first to apply for experimental PCN license
 ATLANTA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises, Inc. and Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) today announced an agreement to jointly design and test a device that will allow microcells in a Personal Communication Network (PCN) to be connected through cable television plant.
 This new device, the Cable Microcell Integrator(tm) (CMI), initially will be tested in San Diego, where Cox Cable, a division of Cox Enterprises, owns and operates its largest cable TV system.
 The microcells are small, digital radio transceivers located throughout a community. Linked by cable plant, these transceivers provide high quality portable telephone service. In Cox's PCN test, wireless phones will communicate with microcells collocated with cable TV plant. The CMI will connect the microcells with the fiber optic or coaxial cable used in a cable system. The cable will carry the phone call back to the cable headend where it will connect into the Public Switched Telephone Network.
 "The CMI is the key new technical link in the chain which will permit cable operators to some day provide this important linking function for a PCN licensee," commented Bill Killen, vice president of planning and analysis for Cox Enterprises. "We are pleased to be developing this important component with Scientific-Atlanta which is once again applying its experience and talent to the development of new technology for a new market."
 "PCN may have tremendous business potential for Cox Enterprises and the cable television industry," said David Fellows, president of Scientific-Atlanta's Transmission Systems Division. "We look forward to working with Cox in this real world test of CMI and PCN over fiber and coax to help Cox determine the capabilities of this new technology."
 In September 1990, Cox Enterprises was the first company with cable TV interests to file for an experimental PCN license from the Federal Communications Commission. In February 1991, Cox was the first such company to receive its experimental license.
 A major media company, Cox Enterprises is a leader in newspaper publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, as well as cable television. Cox also is a major operator of automobile auctions.
 Scientific-Atlanta is a world leader in cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications and government applications.
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 /CONTACT: David Andersen of Cox, 404-843-5855, or Bill Brobst of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-903-6306 (office), or 404-623-4233 (after hours)/
 (SFA) CO: Cox Enterprises, Inc.; Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. ST: Georgia, California IN: TLS CPR SU: JVN


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