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SPRINT RECOGNIZED FOR ITS ASSISTANCE TO KUWAIT

 SPRINT RECOGNIZED FOR ITS ASSISTANCE TO KUWAIT
 WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Commerce Secretary


Barbara Hackman Franklin today recognized Sprint International for its investment and assistance in reconstruction of Kuwait following the Persian Gulf War.
 At a news conference held at Sprint International's headquarters in Reston, Va., Franklin noted that the Bush administration's report sent today to Congress shows U.S. firms winning an expected $5 billion in reconstruction contracts since the war ended.
 She hailed firms such as Sprint International for its initiatives in Kuwait. "Thanks to dynamic companies like Sprint," Franklin said, "commerce is truly America's front line around the world."
 "We are very gratified to be recognized for our efforts to assist Kuwait in the rebuilding of its telecommunications infrastructure," said Paolo Guidi, president of Sprint International. "We installed an INTELSAT earth station and established three business centers in Kuwait in order to get services there quickly and widely available and have worked hard to assist the country in establishing quality communications services."
 Sprint International initially signed an agreement with the Ministry of Communications (MOC) of Kuwait for the development and provision of domestic and international communications services in that country in early 1991. The agreement called for Sprint to install an INTELSAT earth station and a videoconferencing center and to assist the ministry in providing a range of modern business communications services, including packet-switched data network services, electronic mail, facsimile, telex, videoconferencing and voice telephone services.
 This year Sprint was awarded two new contracts. The first was with Kuwait University -- the country's largest private university -- where the university will use a Sprint-provided X.25 wide-area network to link the administrative operations of its five regional campuses.
 The second contract involved Kuwait's public university -- the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) -- which will use a Sprint X.25 network to link its seven regional campuses.
 Sprint (NYSE: FON) is a diversified international telecommunications company with $8.9 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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