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TELLABS AND NORTHERN TELECOM ANNOUNCE COOPERATIVE MARKETING RELATIONSHIP INVOLVING TITAN 5500 CROSS-CONNECT SYSTEM AND FIBERWORLD

 TELLABS AND NORTHERN TELECOM ANNOUNCE COOPERATIVE MARKETING RELATIONSHIP INVOLVING TITAN 5500 CROSS-CONNECT SYSTEM AND FIBERWORLD
 LISLE, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellabs, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) and Northern Telecom announced today a cooperative marketing relationship in North America covering the Tellabs TITAN 5500 digital cross-connect system and Northern Telecom's FiberWorld product line.
 Both companies will work together to identify wideband (3/1) and broadband (3/3) applications for the Tellabs TITAN 5500 digital cross connect system with customers considering the deployment of Northern Telecom's FiberWorld networks.
 "Some of our customers have told us that they are interested in using a digital cross-connect system as part of FiberWorld's distributed bandwidth architecture," said Ian Craig, executive vice president of marketing, Northern Telecom. "We believe that the Tellabs TITAN system provides the best SONET fit to the FiberWorld architecture -- delivering the power of SONET to telephone companies."
 "In some cases, our TITAN customers want to consider the system in the context of a unified network architecture that provides new services," said Brian J. Jackman, executive vice president of business operations at Tellabs, Inc. "FiberWorld represents an architecture that is consistent with our TITAN focus on SONET, large system capacity and new services."
 The Tellabs and Northern Telecom sales forces will coordinate marketing activities, including planning with telephone company customers. As required, Tellabs and Northern Telecom will work together on proposals. Other activities include, where appropriate, coordinated technical support for the companies' joint customers and equipment/service offerings, including the TITAN 5500 system, to facilitate the modernization of analog central offices.
 In addition, planning studies by BNR, Northern Telecom's research and development arm, will now include configuration information for the Tellabs TITAN 5500 system.
 Northern Telecom is a leading global telecommunications research and manufacturing firm employing more than 57,000 people around the world.
 Tellabs designs, manufactures, markets and services voice and data equipment. The company's products are used internationally by telephone companies, interexchange carriers, governments and businesses.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: TITAN is a registered trademark of Tellabs, Inc./
 /CONTACT: Thomas P. Scottino of Tellabs, 708-512-7504; or Frank McNally of NTI, 615-734-4216./
 (TLAB) CO: Tellabs Inc.; Northern Telecom ST: Illinois IN: TLS SU:


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