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RSL COM to Extend Integrated Voice and Internet Services to Businesses in the United Kingdom Through VINA Technologies Multiservice Xchange.

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RSL COM UK, a subsidiary of the global telecommunications carrier RSL Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:RSLC) has announced that it will adopt VINA Technologies' Multiservice Xchange(TM) (MX) as part of its integrated access service offerings.

As a result, RSL COM UK will provide business customers with a wide array of cost-effective bundled voice and Internet service solutions. VINA Technologies will be providing RSL COM UK with Multservice Xchange- a pizza-boxed sized multiservice broadband access device that seamlessly integrates voice, ISDN, video and Internet access over a common E1, T1 or DSL network connection.

Silicon Valley-based VINA Technologies is entering into relationships around the globe with premier service providers and carriers which focus on providing cost-effective consolidated communications to small and mid-sized businesses. RSL COM UK is the first major carrier in the United Kingdom to integrate VINA's Multiservice Xchange into its business product set.

"With the deregulated telecoms industry becoming ever more competitive, it is essential that RSL COM UK is able to offer our customers a differentiated package of high quality services. VINA's Multiservice Xchange has enabled us to take a lead on our competitors, and deliver the benefits of service convergence today," said Barry Mowbray, RSL COM's managing director of the UK and Benelux. "The Multiservice Xchange isn't just a scaled down version of an enterprise product. It was designed from the ground up with carrier class levels of performance and reliability in mind. And what's more, as our customer's needs grow, the MX will scale beautifully enabling us to provide an even greater breadth of services to our customers."

"Universally, small and medium-sized businesses want to compete in the emerging Internet economy, but they need the right products and the right service provider to get there," said Steve Bauman, president and CEO, VINA Technologies. "By establishing relationships with progressive carriers like RSL COM UK, VINA is working to help level the playing field for small and medium-sized businesses, making speed, access and service integration affordable to their organizations."

Notes to Editors:

RSL COM UK is the largest independent supplier of mobile telephony in the UK and the fourth largest international carrier in the UK according to Oftel. Earlier this year, the company announced an investment of (pound)16.2 million for installation of a United Kingdom fibre optic network. The new network will have the initial capacity to carry more than 30,000 simultaneous voice, data or Internet calls and may be expanded to handle up to a quarter of a million simultaneous calls or equivalent data traffic.

RSL Communications, Ltd., is a facilities based communications company that provides a broad range of data/Internet, voice and value-added product and service solutions primarily to small and medium sized businesses and residential customers in selected markets around the globe. Through our subsidiary,, RSL COM also owns and operates a privately managed Internet Protocol (IP) telephony network with 46 points of presence in 29 countries around the world. RSL COM is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda with executive offices in New York City. The web address is

About VINA Technologies

VINA Technologies develops multiservice broadband access communications equipment. VINA's the intelligent, multiservice, carrier-class solutions deliver small and medium-sized businesses and branch offices reliable, competitive access to the exploding Internet-driven information economy. For service providers, VINA's solutions can simplify the provisioning and management of telephony, Internet, video, data and other value-added services, while providing voice/data convergence and a simple migration path from TDM- to ATM-based networks. For end users, the solutions can provide key business benefits including reduced telecommunications service and equipment costs.

VINA Technologies' U.S. headquarters is located at 42709 Lawrence Place, Fremont, Calif. 94538; telephone: 1-888-774-VINA. VINA Technologies' European office is located at 1210 Parkview, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4TY, UK; telephone: +44 118 9657961, Fax: +44 118 9657962. Visit VINA on the Web at:

Multiservice Xchange is a trademark of VINA Technologies.
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Date:May 22, 2000
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