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SPRINT ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY'S FIRST ATM CAPABILITIES DEMONSTRATION AT COMNET '93

 WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon its leadership role in data communications, Sprint (NYSE: FON) today announced the industry's first public demonstration of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) communications by a long distance carrier here at the ComNet '93 conference and exhibition.
 This demonstration, a further step toward Sprint's plans to provide a public ATM service later this year, involves transferring 10 megabyte to 100 megabyte computer files containing aerial photography and medical images using high-powered Sun workstations. The workstations are located at Sprint's booth, No. 646, at the ComNet exhibition center and at booth No. N43 at LiveNet, a high- performance networking demonstration area of ComNet at the Ramada Renaissance/Techworld on 9th Street.
 Sprint will interconnect the workstations via an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) at the ComNet Booth and via a Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) LAN at LiveNet. Each site will link these respective LANs to each other through Cisco AGS+ routers and Digital Link 3200 Digital Service Interface (DSI) units. The data will be transmitted at 45 megabits-per-second as ATM cells to an ATM switch to Sprs? switch site at 1050 Connecticut Ave.
 "The demonstration clearly supports Sprint's position as the leading long distance carrier in ATM and broadband services development," said Bill Pfeiffer, senior vice president of Sprint's Data Group. "For nearly 20 years Sprint has led the industry in data communications with X.25 technology and today with frame relay. In addition, we were the first major carrier to clearly articulate a data strategy and broadband evolution plan. The demonstration underscores our commitment to making this a reality and carries Sprint even further in its leadership role."
 Sprint is a diversified international telecommunications company with $9 billion in annual revenues and the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network. Its divisions provide global long distance voice, data and video products and services and local telephone services to more than 4 million subscriber lines in 17 states.
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 /CONTACT: Janis Langley, 202-828-7427 or at ComNet '93, Booth No. 646, 202-898-2720; or Gerry Simone, 202-828-7423, or after hours, 703-471-9213, both of Sprint/
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