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TYCO'S SIMPLEX UNIT AWARDED CONTRACT TO PRODUCE NEW REPEATERLESS UNDERSEA TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE

 TYCO'S SIMPLEX UNIT AWARDED CONTRACT TO PRODUCE NEW
 REPEATERLESS UNDERSEA TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE
 EXETER, N.H., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: TYC) announced today that its Simplex Wire and Cable Company subsidiary has been awarded a contract by AT&T Submarine Systems, Inc. to produce an undersea fiber optic cable system to be deployed in the Caribbean later this year. The "Taino-Carib" system which will be owned by AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Telephonica Larga Distancia of Puerto Rico and U.S. Sprint, will connect Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Tortola, and incorporates the latest technological advancement in transoceanic cable design and capacity.
 This project represents the first application of non-repeatered design technology. Consisting of 12 optical fibers and measuring less than one-half inch in diameter, this new system will have a capacity of 225,000 simultaneous transmissions.
 Tyco is a worldwide manufacturer of fire protection/flow control systems, electrical and electronic components and packaging materials.
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 /CONTACT: Irving Gutin, senior vice president of Tyco Laboratories, 603-778-9700/ CO: Tyco Laboratories; AT&T Submarine Systems, Inc. ST: New Hampshire IN: TLS SU: CON


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