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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA PROVIDES MEXICO'S CEMEX WITH PRIVATE SATELLITE NETWORK

 - Announcement Solidifies Scientific-Atlanta's Position
 As the Leading Provider of VSAT Networks in Mexico -
 ATLANTA, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA), today announced it will provide a private satellite network to manage the data communications needs of CEMEX.
 Based in Monterrey, Mexico, CEMEX is the world's fourth-largest producer of cement and concrete materials.
 CEMEX purchased the satellite network from Tecnologia Sistemas y Aplicaciones S.A. de C.V. (TSA), a Mexico City-based distributor of satellite networks for Scientific-Atlanta. TSA will be responsible for the turnkey implementation and maintenance of the network.
 The contract calls for the initial installation of a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network to link CEMEX's headquarters with 50 of its cement and concrete distribution centers and manufacturing facilities throughout Mexico. CEMEX will operate a private satellite master station, or hub, at its Monterrey headquarters. Installation of the private hub and the 50 VSATs has already begun and will be completed by June 1993.
 The installation of the single private hub and 50 remote sites represents the first phase of a project that, when completed, will comprise three private hubs linking major CEMEX offices in Monterrey, Mexico City and Guadalajara with VSAT terminals at 200 distribution centers and manufacturing facilities throughout Mexico.
 This announcement positions Scientific-Atlanta as the leading VSAT provider in Mexico. Scientific-Atlanta and TSA also have joined forces to provide VSAT networks in Mexico to Banca Serfin and Telecommuncaciones de Mexico (Telecomm.).
 CEMEX will use its new VSAT network to manage point-of-sale and manufacturing applications, as well as distribution and truck dispatching functions. CEMEX's private hub also features built-in recovery capabilities.
 WITH SPACE SEGMENT SCARCE -- VSAT IS LOGICAL CHOICE
 Alan L. Freece, president of Scientific-Atlanta's Private Networks Business Division, said with so few satellites available for use by Mexico-based companies, satellite space segment is at a premium.
 "When compared with other satellite technologies, such as Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) and Multiple Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) networks, VSAT will provide CEMEX with far more efficient utilization of available satellite bandwidth," Freece said.
 Jose Luis Luna, CEMEX's manager for technological development, said increased reliability and flexibility were two other major reasons the company chose VSAT. CEMEX expects to achieve 99.5 percent availability from its new VSAT network.
 "Scientific-Atlanta's SkylinX.25(R) network offers a cost-effective, standards-based network solution and also provides the flexibility we'll need to grow our communications network as our company grows. VSAT will enable us to add new locations to our data communications network in a matter of days instead of months," Luna said.
 CEMEX is the world's fourth-largest producer of cement and concrete materials. The company reported 1991 sales of $1.7 billion.
 Scientific-Atlanta's Private Networks Business Division, based in Melbourne, Fla., is a leading supplier of VSAT satellite networks for interactive data, broadcast video, and audio applications. The division is a turnkey provider of satellite communications services, including planning, installation, network operations, maintenance, and support.
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications and government applications.
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 /CONTACT: Paul McKeon, 404-698-8650, or Stan Schneider, 305-435-3310, both or Scientific-Atlanta/
 (SFA)


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