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SIGCOM AWARDED CONTRACT FOR DOD NETWORK

 SIGCOM AWARDED CONTRACT FOR DOD NETWORK
 WHITSETT, N.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Signal Communications


Systems and Supply, Inc. (SIGCOM), has been awarded a five (5) year contract with five (5) one (1) year options, to provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with voice, data and video encrypted communication services through the Pacific Consolidated Telecommunications Network (PCTN). SIGCOM, with its subcontractor MCI, created an innovative and cost-effective private satellite and cable solution. Columbia Communications Corporation, TDRSS satellite system was used to provide most of the satellite solution. The award is valued at approximately $100 million over the ten (10) year period if all options are exercised.
 The PCTN contract requires SIGCOM, and its subcontractor, MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC), to provide digital facilities to locations in the Pacific, and U.S. SIGCOM's solution uses a mixture of private satellite (TDRSS), COMSAT, and undersea fiber-optic cables.
 "We are simply elated," said John Kim, President and Chief Executive Officer of SIGCOM. "A lot of credit has to be given to the Defense Commercial Communications Officer (DECCO) for ensuring that a private satellite solution was acceptable in meeting the stringent requirements of the Request For Proposal (RFP)," said Diana Gowen, DoD Sales Director.
 As the prime contractor, SIGCOM will have overall management responsibility to ensure the government's statement of work is fully met.
 SIGCOM's subcontractor, MCI, will provide the satellite and fiber- optic cable transmission segments in coordination with the Foreign Postal, Telephone and Telegraph (PTTs) companies in Korea and Japan. MCI will design, engineer and maintain the transmission facilities.
 "MCI is pleased to have been selected by SIGCOM to provide critical communications for DoD," said Jerry Edgerton, Vice President of Government Systems.
 The PCTN will provide communication services to locations at Dranesville, Va.; McClellan Air Force Base in California; Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii; Johnston Atoll; Finegayan Naval Communications Center in Guam; Yokota Air Force Base in Japan; Camp Courtney in Okinawa and Camp Humphreys in Korea.
 "SIGCOM provided the government with a creative technical solution at a highly competitive price," said Kim. "The network has been designed to provide transmission diversity, reliability, security and flexibility to meet the short and long-term requirements of DoD."
 SIGCOM is a diversified, high technology company engaged in the provision of total information systems to Government and commercial customers, including engineering, integration, installation, and maintenance services for audio/visual, videoconferencing, and telecommunications support. With offices in Whitsett, N.C., and Reston, Va., SIGCOM is certified by the Small Business Administration to participate in the Small Disadvantaged Business 8(a) Program. SIGCOM is a systems integrator providing telephone and video teleconferencing communications systems and services.
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 /CONTACT: John Kim, President and CEO, SIGCOM, Inc., 919-449-6312/
 (MCIC) CO: Signal Communication Systems and Supply, Inc. (SIGCOM); MCI
 Communications; Department of Defense (DoD) ST: North Carolina, Virginia IN: TLS ARO SU: CON


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