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NEW YORK TELEPHONE INTRODUCES NYNEX ENTERPRISE SERVICES

 NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Telephone today announced NYNEX Enterprise Services, which will allow the company to provide business customers with an array of private line services -- all at the click of a computer mouse.
 With a single phone call to New York Telephone, customers will have unprecedented flexibility to quickly reroute transmissions in the event of a disaster, increase bandwidth to set up videoconferences, and add new circuits, among other features.
 New York Telephone is the first telephone company to offer a family of private line services with such flexible network options on demand.
 By combining New York Telephone's extensive fiber optic network with new network hardware and computer software, technicians at a New York Telephone control center will be able to fulfill customer requests, often within an hour, by clicking a computer mouse. Several of these services can be ordered for brief periods and then removed when they are no longer needed. As a result, Enterprise will be less expensive than many traditional private line services.
 "Enterprise is going to change the way businesses think about private lines," said Richard A. Jalkut, president and chief executive officer of New York Telephone. "It will open up a world of new communications possibilities -- for voice, data, image and video -- that will let our customers redesign their businesses."
 In the past, to obtain such a wide array of flexible features, private line customers were forced to make large capital investments in their own network management equipment and operate it themselves.
 With Enterprise, no capital investment is required. The services will thus be more affordable, while New York Telephone provides end-to- end management of a business's private line needs. Plus, the Enterprise network is compatible with existing customer equipment and it can be constantly updated as technology changes.
 To make these services possible, New York Telephone forged groundbreaking relationships with more than 20 leading technology companies, which supplied the network hardware and software.
 The Network
 All Enterprise customers are placed on an intelligent fiber network that takes advantage of fiber's reliability and self-healing architecture to produce low failure rates and short repair times.
 And a custom-designed network management system allows New York Telephone to make changes and additions within minutes or hours, instead of days or weeks. Order processing and visits to customer premises, in many cases, are replaced by simple software commands at the Enterprise Control Center in Manhattan. The control center will manage all the services and serve as a single point of contact for customers.
 One major benefit is disaster recovery. "Enterprise could have allowed tenants of the World Trade Center to immediately reroute their voice and data traffic to backup locations after February's explosion," Jalkut said.
 Some Enterprise services are now available in midtown and lower Manhattan and will be available by year-end in selected parts of the rest of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. Service will be extended to Poughkeepsie, Albany, Syracuse, Binghamton and Buffalo by the second quarter of 1994. Some state and federal tariffs for the service have been approved; others are pending.
 Features of Enterprise Services
 Enterprise will be offered in five basic services with varying transmission speeds: DSO, up to 64 kilobits per second; Fractional DS1, up to 768 Kbps; DS1, up to 1.544 megabits per second; DS3, 45 Mbps; and Enterprise Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), 100 Mbps, which is available for intralata transmissions only.
 Standard features include: no-charge installation; the capability to install or move lines within 24 hours; a service restoration standard of four hours; round-the-clock network monitoring; a single point of contact for the customer; and the ability to combine lower speed channels, such as DSO, into a high-speed line, such as DS1.
 Some of the optional features let customers obtain bandwidth on demand; change data speeds; reroute lines to alternate locations on demand, at scheduled times or in the event of a disaster; and communicate with multiple locations at the same time (See Services Fact Sheet for more details).
 In addition, Enterprise can be used to access other services. For example, it allows customers to connect private lines to New York Telephone's Frame Relay Service using only a single Enterprise access line, thus reducing costs. And the Enterprise Fractional DS1 services can connect local area networks.
 New Applications Fuel Enterprise Networks
 Some applications for Enterprise Services:
 -- Securities firms and brokerages. A brokerage firm stands to lose millions of dollars if its communications facilities go down. In the event of a customer equipment failure, Enterprise's Emergency Planning feature can quickly reroute voice and data traffic to a backup location.
 -- Insurance. As insurers adopt imaging technology and electronic data interchange to speed claims processing, they face the challenge of efficiently transferring large electronic claims files from regional offices to headquarters and then to a clearinghouse for payment. Enterprise's scheduled reconfiguration lets an insurer reroute its circuits on a regularly scheduled basis, so that data can be sent to one location for processing and to another for storage.
 -- Publishing. Newspapers, magazines and catalogs are moving to digital pre-press applications, electronically transmitting page makeup, graphics and color photos to a printer. While bandwidth requirements may be large, they may only be necessary for brief periods, perhaps just a few hours each month. Bandwidth on demand temporarily gives customers the ability to handle these infrequent loads.
 -- Law firms. Law firms are realizing the benefits of multimedia videoconferencing with their clients, allowing all parties to see and hear each other, and to view and work on documents. Enterprise's bandwidth on demand feature makes it easy to set up such videoconferences.
 Note: New York Telephone is a NYNEX company.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: A Services Fax Sheet is available from the contact upon request./
 /CONTACT: Paul Davidson, 212-395-0550, for New York Telephone/
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