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NEWBRIDGE AND SOUTHWESTERN BELL SIGN CONTRACT FOR COMPLETE LINE OF MAINSTREET NETWORKING EQUIPMENT

 NEWBRIDGE AND SOUTHWESTERN BELL SIGN CONTRACT
 FOR COMPLETE LINE OF MAINSTREET NETWORKING EQUIPMENT
 KANATA, Ontario, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Newbridge Networks (NASDAQ-NMS: NNCXF; Toronto) announced today that a contract has been signed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (SWBT) for the purchase of the Newbridge MainStreet(R) line of digital networking equipment. The contract allows Southwestern Bell Telephone as well as any SWBT affiliate to purchase the Newbridge family of channel bands, multiplexers, local area networking equipment and network management systems.
 Initially, Southwestern Bell's Building Distribution Systems/Local Area Network (BDS/LAN) group will enhance their network integration services by reselling the full line of Newbridge products for SWBT customers' premises.
 Michael Pascoe, Newbridge U.S. President commented, "Newbridge has already deployed significant volumes of equipment within Telefonos de Mexico through the Newbridge distributor, Alcatel." (SWBT's parent company, Southwestern Bell Corporation, is a member of an international consortium holding interests in Telefonos de Mexico.) "This contract completes our capability to offer advanced public network service solutions through all of Southwestern Bell. Our equipment enables SWBT to provide customers with state of the art digital network capability."
 The Newbridge MainStreet products are designed to meet a wide range of digital networking applications. They support a variety of data and voice interfaces and offer additional features including 8kbit/s and 16kbit/s voice compression, and subrate multiplexing for maximum utilization.
 Based in St. Louis, Southwestern Bell has distinguished itself as a world-class player in building and maintaining communications networks. In addition to providing more than 10 million customers with telecommunications products and services over their local telephone networks, affiliated Southwestern Bell businesses include directory advertising and publishing, printing, cellular and paging services and equipment, business and customer telecommunications equipment and overseas cable television interests.
 Newbridge Networks is an international company which designs, manufactures, markets and services multimedia, standards-based networking products for global LAN and WAN applications, all manageable by a single, graphically rich network management system. Facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
 Newbridge Networks Corporation is a public company whose common shares are quoted for trading on the NASDAQ National Market System in the United States and listed for trading on The Toronto Stock Exchange (NNC) in Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Marshall or Sandra Plumley of Newbridge Networks, 613-591-3600/
 (NNCXF) CO: Newbridge Networks; Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. ST: Ontario IN: CPR SU: CON


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