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WinStar Announces New OC-3 Point-to-Point Service Customer.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 1999--

Siemens ElectroCom Using Cutting-Edge OC-3 Technology

To Ensure Network Connectivity Between Campus Buildings

WinStar Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: WCII) today announced that Siemens ElectroCom L.P., an operating company of Siemens Corporation, has deployed WinStar's recently launched OC-3 (155 mbps) point-to-point service. WinStar is the first communications company to offer fixed wireless broadband OC-3 service to its customers.

Siemens ElectroCom is utilizing this cutting-edge technology to deploy a data and voice connection between its campus buildings, ensuring continuous network connectivity. The Arlington, Texas-based company uses WinStar's point-to-point connections to support e-mail correspondence as well as a variety of other business functions, including purchasing and inventory control.

The advanced, high-capacity, high-speed OC-3 radios - which operate in the 38 GHz frequency - deliver ATM, SONET and Fast Ethernet traffic over WinStar's Wireless Fiber(SM) network. They are designed to support high-capacity data, Internet and video applications, as well as traditional voice services. The service can be integrated into Wide Area Networks (WANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Corporate Campus environments, providing connectivity for private networks.

"Reliable communications and continuous access to corporate data are critical success factors for any business," said Jody Kennedy, chief information officer of Siemens ElectroCom. "The deployment of OC-3 radios allows us to build diversity into our network and provides 24x7 connectivity for all of our campus buildings."

"We are pleased that Siemens ElectroCom is our first customer for OC-3 service," said Nathan Kantor, WinStar's president and chief operating officer. "Providing a wide range of innovative, high-capacity broadband Wireless Fiber services illustrates our ability to help businesses solve their complex communications problems."

WinStar Communications, Inc. is a pioneer in providing business customers with broadband communications services, including local and long distance phone service, as well as high-speed Internet access, data and information services. WinStar provides these Wireless Fiber(SM) services in more than 30 U.S. markets over its own local broadband networks, using its licenses in the 28 and 38 GHz spectrum, which are connected to the company's nationwide fiber-optic network. In addition, the company offers Wireless Fiber services in one market outside of the U.S. In the past year, WinStar has become one of the largest Internet companies in the U.S. Recently, the company announced a destination Web site for businesses,, a service from WinStar.

Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are described in WinStar's SEC reports, including the 10-K for the period ended December 31, 1998, and the 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 1999.

WinStar is a registered trademark, and Wireless Fiber and are service marks of WinStar Communications, Inc.
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