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NEWBRIDGE SUPPLIES DIGITAL DATA NETWORK BACKBONE FOR 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE IN CHINA

 KANATA, Ontario, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Newbridge Networks announced today that Newbridge Networks (Asia) Ltd., the company's Hong Kong-based subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the China National Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Corporation (PTAC) and the Directorate General of Telecommunications (DGT) of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in the People's Republic of China to supply and install the National Public Digital Data Network backbone in China. Newbridge will supply on a turnkey basis 3600 MainStreet(TM) Bandwidth Manager, 3630 MainStreet Primary Rate Multiplexer, and 4602 MainStreet Intelligent NetworkStation(TM) products, along with third-party Cross-connect equipment to build a nation-wide network for providing data services from 300 bit/s to 2.048 Mbit/s.
 "By implementing its Four Modernization Programs and other reforms China has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world," said Terry Matthews, Newbridge chairman and chief executive officer. "Newbridge is pleased to be playing a significant role in these reforms by contributing to the modernization of China's data communications infrastructure."
 Newbridge has previously been awarded contracts to supply networks for various provincial telephone companies and utilities in China.
 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, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East 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 of Newbridge Networks, 613-591-3600/
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