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 Nine Significant Demonstrations Underscore Sprint's Booth Theme
 -- `Delivering The Future ... Now!'
 KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: FON) will demonstrate four first-ever applications of wide-area Asynchronous Transfer Mode connectivity at the INTEROP 93 exhibition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco Aug. 25-27. Other demonstrations will showcase Sprint's wide variety of data communications services.
 "Sprint is showing applications which many people thought were months or even years in the future but are possible with Sprint's data services today," said Dom DeAngelo, vice president of Sprint's Data Services Group.
 The Sprint ATM demos at INTEROP will include:
 -- The industry's first interactive video editing application
 across a wide-area ATM link,
 -- The first video clip browsing technology application across a
 wide-area ATM link,
 -- The first desktop videoconferencing application across a
 wide-area ATM link, and
 -- An ATM technology demonstration with Pacific Bell.
 The demonstrations represent another landmark for Sprint, which has pushed the rapid deployment of ATM technology through the industry's first comprehensive data strategy. Sprint was the first long distance company to demonstrate multi-site ATM networking, the first to demonstrate coast-to-coast ATM networking and the first to install and activate an ATM switch on a public network.
 "Sprint's ATM demonstrations underscore our INTEROP theme -- Sprint ... Delivering the Future Now!" said DeAngelo. "Everything we're demonstrating today is possible now with Sprint's network."
 Sprint's primary demonstration -- interactive video editing -- will be tied to the company's theater presentation in booth 6044, located at the lower-level north entrance to the Moscone Convention Center. Visitors to the booth will see how to use Silicon Graphics workstations to edit a video clip long distance, using a new computer application.
 "Silicon Graphics brought the world a whole new level of graphics used to create the special effects in movies such as `Jurassic Park,' `Terminator 2' and `The Abyss,'" DeAngelo said.
 Sprint and Silicon Graphics also worked together on a video clip browsing technology demonstration. Using a Silicon Graphics workstation, visitors to Sprint's booth will request and immediately see a video clip from a Silicon Graphics "server," which is located at Sprint's Advanced Technology Laboratory in Burlingame, Calif.
 The workstations will run on high-speed local area networks linked via Sprint ATM connectivity at 45 megabits per second. In addition to the Silicon Graphics workstations, the interactive ATM demonstrations feature Cisco routers, Digital Link ATM data service units, Fore Systems ATM LAN switches and TRW central office ATM switches, demonstrating Sprint's ability to offer end-to-end solutions for public ATM service customers.
 Sprint's third ATM demonstration involves providing a wide-area ATM link for the ATM Interoperability Demonstration involving 16 companies. Attendees at Fore Systems' booth No. 5158, Paralax's booth No. 227, and Sprint representatives at its Applied Technology Center in Atlanta will conduct videoconferences using workstations equipped with Fore Systems ATM adapters and the ForeRunner ASX-100 ATM switch.
 Sprint is also working with Pacific Bell on an ATM technology demonstration. Sprint and Pacific Bell will conduct desktop videoconferencing demonstrations between Pacific Bell's booth No. 5176 and Sprint's Advanced Technology Laboratory in Burlingame.
 Sprint's other connectivity demonstrations include:
 -- The first public demonstration of high-performance X.25 service
 to download still video images,
 -- Wireless access to the SprintNet public data network,
 -- Connectivity between mainframe computers running IBM's Systems
 Network Architecture via Sprint's frame relay network,
 -- A groupware (software for group work) demonstration using
 Sprint's global frame relay network to London, Kansas City,
 Paris, and Atlanta, and
 -- Frame relay to Internet access through SprintLink, the
 industry's first commercial Transmission Control
 Protocol/Internet Protocol service.
 Sprint is a diversified international telecommunications company with more than $10 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, local telephone services to nearly 6 million subscriber lines in 19 states, and cellular operations that serve 42 metropolitan markets and more than 50 rural service areas.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: SprintNet is a registered trademark; SprintLink is a service mark./
 /CONTACT: Janis Langley, 202-828-7427 or, after hours, 703-533-3322; or Evette Fulton, 202-828-7411 or, after hours, 301-230-0978, both of Sprint/

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