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NEWBRIDGE SUPPLIES ATM SWITCHES FOR MFS DATANET NATIONAL NETWORK

 KANATA, Ontario, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Newbridge Networks (NASDAQ-NMS: NNCXF) announced today that the company has supplied its 36150 MainStreet(R) ATMNet(TM) switches to enable MFS Datanet to build the first national Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network. MFS Datanet Inc., a subsidiary of MFS Communications Company Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: MFST), recently announced that it has implemented the world's first operational national network providing ATM services at both a national and metropolitan level to corporations and government users.
 The Newbridge(R) 36150 MainStreet ATMNet switches, are deployed as the backbone of the network, allowing MFS Datanet to offer their customers efficient future-proof bandwidth utilization.
 "The success of this network confirms our belief that the world of ATM is approaching faster than many industry observers anticipated", commented F. Michael Pascoe, Newbridge U.S. president. "We are seeing an acceleration in the rate of ATM network installations and are pleased we are able to contribute to this through the supply of ATM products today."
 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 (NNCXF) 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, 613-591-3600/
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