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MCI AND TELENATIONAL INK THREE-YEAR, $126 MILLION AGREEMENT; MCI CHOSEN FOR INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE

 OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- International business telecommunications customers will reap the rewards of high service levels and competitive pricing as a result of an agreement entered into recently by MCI (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC) and Telenational Communications.
 Telenational, a provider of international long distance services and enhanced communications, will use MCI International Prism I, a service for outbound international calling, and International 800 dedicated access line services.
 Telenational, with its strong base of pre-paid and operator-based calling card services customers in four continents, selected MCI for its reliable network and international acumen.
 "MCI's growing international presence and extensive support capabilities perfectly match Telenational's needs," said George Rebensdorf, Telenational vice president and general counsel. "Our goal -- to provide the best price and the best performance to the customer -- is achieved through this strong new relationship."
 "Our agreement with Telenational affirms MCI's leadership in an increasingly international marketplace," said Jim Bahbah, MCI director of carrier sales for MCI Business Markets. "Telenational's philosophy is to maintain a global reach and, at the same time, respond to the particular regional and local requirements of its customers. MCI is proud to assist Telenational in its sound approach and looks forward to a productive and ongoing relationship."
 Telenational Communications is a rapidly growing telecommunications company that develops, implements, operates, and supports specialized communications applications for business and individual use. Founded in 1988, Telenational employs 180 at its Omaha headquarters. Telenational maintains an international account base, including Lufthansa Airlines, Diners Club International, and Marlboro.
 MCI Business Markets provides long distance voice, data and video telecommunications to America's businesses. The largest operating unit in the MCI family, Business Markets recently launched Proof Positive, an industry innovation that established a new benchmark in the way long distance service is provided and savings proven to customers.
 MCI Communications Corporation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was incorporated in 1968 and was the first company authorized by the FCC to compete with AT&T in the domestic long distance market. Today, MCI is a $10.5 billion enterprise offering a full range of global telecommunications services through one of the world's largest sophisticated networks. The company is the second-largest long distance provider in the United States with more than 65 offices in 55 nations.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Bergstraesser of MCI, 312-938-4958; or Dennis Houlihan of Telenational, 402-392-7552/
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