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TELEFONICA LARGA DISTANCIA OF PUERTO RICO CHOOSES IDB FOR INTERNATIONAL PHONE SERVICE

 NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- IDB Communications Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IDBX) announced today that IDB WORLDCOM, the company's international long distance telephone unit, has entered an agreement with TELEFONICA LARGA DISTANCIA of Puerto Rico (TLD), a subsidiary of Telefonica of Spain, to be its international carrier.
 IDB WORLDCOM will provide international telephone services between Puerto Rico and worldwide destinations. TLD is the dominant re-seller of long distance service in Puerto Rico, with a 40 percent market share.
 "The agreement between IDB WORLDCOM and TLD allows both companies' customer bases to enjoy enhanced communications services," said Homero Belmar, vice president, business development for IDB WORLDCOM. "TLD customers will be able to place calls from Puerto Rico to anywhere in the world. In addition, IDB has agreed to use TLD's multi-lingual operators to enhance our own customer service."
 "I welcome the opportunity to expand the services made available to our customers through our strong business relationship with IDB WORLDCOM," said Hector Lugo, president of TLD. "IDB's ability to provide a comprehensive communications package is a definite plus for TLD and our customers' extensive requirements."
 Operating a diverse global network of fiber-optic submarine cable and satellite transmission services, IDB WORLDCOM provides numerous routing options to virtually every region in the world.
 IDB Communications Group Inc. is a global telecommunications company that operates a domestic and international communications network providing its customers with radio and television transmission services, international private line and long distance telephone services, facsimile and data connections, mobile satellite communications capabilities and the design and integration of satellite networks worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Kim Dewling of IDB WORLDCOM, 212-478-6185; or Doug Sherk or Stu Brunet of Morgen-Walke Assoc., 415-296-7383/
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