CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), the world leader in coaxial cable, today reaffirmed that investors should expect strong third-quarter 1998 performance, consistent with analyst expectations.

"We expect improving sequential sales and margins for the third quarter of 1998 due to the strengthening domestic cable television business and due to our aggressive cost reduction initiatives," said Frank M. Drendel, CommScope Chairman and CEO. "While we are cautious about the near-term international outlook, we remain optimistic about our overall long-term prospects."

"CommScope is well positioned to serve the telecommunications industry because we believe that Hybrid-Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) networks are the most cost- effective way to bring video, voice and high-speed Internet access to homes around the world," added Drendel.

CommScope is the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable and is a leading supplier of high-performance cables for LAN and other applications.

Statements in this press release which are other than historical facts are intended to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other related laws, and include, but are not limited to, those statements relating to CommScope's relative market position, sales, margins, and earnings. While CommScope believes such statements are reasonable, the actual results and effects could differ materially from those currently anticipated. Factors and risks that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to development in technology, pricing and acceptance of CommScope's products, changes in raw material costs, industry competition, international economic conditions, cable television industry capital spending, the proposed AT&T/TCI merger and other factors. The cautionary statements contained in CommScope's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 1998 are incorporated herein by reference.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding CommScope's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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