Scientific-Atlanta's Fibercore Unit Wins Coveted Queen's Award, Top UK Business Honors

Southampton, England-based Producer of Specialized Optical Fiber Finds

Successful Niche With Positive Impact in Telecommunications, Medical,

And Aerospace Industries



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

    ATLANTA and SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Scientific-Atlanta owned Fibercore Limited manufactures optical
 fiber that is making a critical difference around the world.  It's the fiber
 that makes the communications in telecommunications faster and more cost
 effective.  It's a critical component in the gyroscopes that enable the
 navigation of commercial and military aircraft and sea vessels.  Inside blood
 vessels, it enables laser surgeons to be more precise.
     Scientific-Atlanta announced today that the Queen has honored Fibercore's
 innovative work with the Queen's Award, the UK's most prestigious business
 award.  Fibercore's growing customer list includes global leaders in
 telecommunications, aerospace, and medicine, who look to the optical fiber
 maker for a wide range of specialty single mode fibers.  When used in small
 quantities in conjunction with other optical fiber, Fibercore optical fiber
 can greatly enhance system performance in specific communications, medical,
 and navigational applications.
     Scientific-Atlanta and Fibercore co-developed the optical fiber that
 originally provided Scientific-Atlanta's high-powered optical amplifiers with
 thirteen times the output power of their closest rival.  The companies' latest
 developments of this technology have further enhanced both power and
 reliability to provide a significant competitive edge to Scientific-Atlanta's
 Prisma DT products.
     "The Queen's Award represents recognition of the very best in business
 innovation and accomplishment," says Paul Connolly, vice president, network
 architectures for Scientific-Atlanta.  "Fibercore's strategic, specialized
 technology is delivering a significant competitive advantage to Scientific-
 Atlanta and our customers who depend on enhanced network speed and reliability
 to provide consumers with the interactive TV services they want."
     The Queen's Awards are decided by the Queen, with support from the Prime
 Minister and an advisory committee, as a public acknowledgement of outstanding
 achievement.  The Queen's Award is held by winning companies for five years.
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE:   SFA) (http://www.scientificatlanta.com )
 is a leading supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission
 networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and
 subscriber systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP
 (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
 
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    ATLANTA and SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Scientific-Atlanta owned Fibercore Limited manufactures optical
 fiber that is making a critical difference around the world.  It's the fiber
 that makes the communications in telecommunications faster and more cost
 effective.  It's a critical component in the gyroscopes that enable the
 navigation of commercial and military aircraft and sea vessels.  Inside blood
 vessels, it enables laser surgeons to be more precise.
     Scientific-Atlanta announced today that the Queen has honored Fibercore's
 innovative work with the Queen's Award, the UK's most prestigious business
 award.  Fibercore's growing customer list includes global leaders in
 telecommunications, aerospace, and medicine, who look to the optical fiber
 maker for a wide range of specialty single mode fibers.  When used in small
 quantities in conjunction with other optical fiber, Fibercore optical fiber
 can greatly enhance system performance in specific communications, medical,
 and navigational applications.
     Scientific-Atlanta and Fibercore co-developed the optical fiber that
 originally provided Scientific-Atlanta's high-powered optical amplifiers with
 thirteen times the output power of their closest rival.  The companies' latest
 developments of this technology have further enhanced both power and
 reliability to provide a significant competitive edge to Scientific-Atlanta's
 Prisma DT products.
     "The Queen's Award represents recognition of the very best in business
 innovation and accomplishment," says Paul Connolly, vice president, network
 architectures for Scientific-Atlanta.  "Fibercore's strategic, specialized
 technology is delivering a significant competitive advantage to Scientific-
 Atlanta and our customers who depend on enhanced network speed and reliability
 to provide consumers with the interactive TV services they want."
     The Queen's Awards are decided by the Queen, with support from the Prime
 Minister and an advisory committee, as a public acknowledgement of outstanding
 achievement.  The Queen's Award is held by winning companies for five years.
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE:   SFA) (http://www.scientificatlanta.com )
 is a leading supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission
 networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and
 subscriber systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP
 (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
 
     Additional information on Scientific-Atlanta
 (http://www.scientificatlanta.com ) and its products (Select: Products on our
 home page) and high-resolution photographs (Select: News, Press Room, Photos
 on our home page) are available via the Internet.  Select Investors to access
 a variety of financial and investor services. Explorer is a registered
 trademark of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
 
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