ADC Joins FTTH Council Europe

ADC becomes member of the Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) Council Europe

August 31, 2004

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BERLIN and BRUSSELS -- ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT; announced today that it has joined the Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) Council Europe. The FTTH Council Europe was established in March this year to promote the extension of fibre access in Europe. According to the Yankee Group, the number of Western European homes subscribing to FTTH services will grow by around 60 percent a year until at least 2008.

ADC is the latest company to join the council, which comprises 34 of the technology industry's leading communications companies.* All members are committed to the development of fibre-based broadband access networks that allow for new forms of e-entertainment, e-business and e-education.

"Fibre access is a critical element in European competitiveness and FTTH deployment is being driven by a need for service providers and communities to offer advanced media-rich services," said Axel Kahsnitz, vice president and regional director of Europe/Middle East/Africa for ADC. "By joining the FTTH Council Europe, we demonstrate our commitment to the development of fibre-based broadband access networks in the region. We are pleased to participate in the programme and look forward to collaborating with some of the industry's eminent experts in the field."

"We are delighted that ADC, as one of the global leaders in network infrastructure, can join our group and we are confident that they will make a valuable contribution to the goals of the FTTH Council Europe," said Paul Naastepad, president of the FTTH Council's Board. About the ADC FTTP Portfolio ADC offers a wide range of passive FTTP products for the global marketplace and continues to invest in developing solutions for customers' worldwide. The ADC OmniReach(tm) portfolio of FTTP infrastructure solutions offers service providers flexibility in managing their FTTP equipment, including the expensive central office-based electronics, used to transmit the signals to individual homes.

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