Sprint chooses Tellabs for global network enhancements

Oct. 31, 2001--Sprint has selected Tellabs' equipment to help expand its international network into Europe and Asia and improve voice and voice-band data services quality for customers in the United States.

Sprint has selected Tellabs' equipment to help expand its international network into Europe and Asia and improve voice and voice-band data services quality for customers in the United States.

Sprint will use Tellabs' optical networking equipment, including the FOCUS LX transport system and the FOCUS NM2100 network management system, to support private line services and local access in as many as 15 cities, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Milan, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Tokyo. In the United States, Sprint will use Tellabs' VERITY 3100 echo cancellation equipment to provide a smaller footprint at reduced costs.

Sprint (Westwood, KS) is a global communications company serving 23 million business and residential customers in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.sprint.com.

Tellabs (Naperville, IL) designs, builds, and services optical networking, broadband access, and voice-quality enhancement equipment. Additional information may be found at www.tellabs.com.

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