CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) a leader in broadband and high-performance communication cables, today held its annual stockholders meeting.

CommScope Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank M. Drendel told stockholders that 1998 was an extraordinary year for the telecommunications industry. "Key telecommunications leaders have recognized the power of broadband coaxial cable. The AT&T/TCI merger, the pending AT&T/MediaOne merger and ongoing investments by Microsoft into the cable industry reaffirm our view that Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) networks will be a leading worldwide architecture for multi-channel video, voice and high-speed Internet access.

"We believe we've strategically positioned CommScope to serve the rapidly expanding bandwidth needs of the telecommunications industry. As the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable, we're strongly positioned to serve our customers as they upgrade their HFC networks. We believe that coaxial cable will become a key enabling technology to unlock the power of the Internet as well as deliver new digital services to millions of homes around the world," Drendel added.

In other business, stockholders: (a) re-elected as directors Edward D. Breen (Chairman and CEO of General Instrument Corporation) and James M. Whitson (Director of C-SPAN and other organizations, and former Chief Operating Officer and EVP of SEI) and (b) ratified the appointment of independent auditors for 1999.

CommScope is the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable and is a leading supplier of high-performance cables for LAN, wireless and other communications 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 and outlook. 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 developments in technology, pricing and acceptance of CommScope's products, international economic conditions, cable television industry capital spending, the pending AT&T/MediaOne merger and other factors. The cautionary statements contained in CommScope's 1998 Form 10-K 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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