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China Telecom Deploys NETSCOUT Solution to Manage City of Guangzhou's Metropolitan Area Network

June 23, 2003

Telecom Company Uses nGenius to Monitor Network and Applications; Assure Quality of Service

WESTFORD, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of network performance management solutions, today announced that Guangdong Telecom Corporation's Guangzhou Branch, also known as Guangzhou Telecom, has purchased NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Management System to manage the performance of the metropolitan area network (MAN) that provides the city of Guangzhou's broadband services. Guangdong Telecom Corporation is a subsidiary of China Telecom.

The city of Guangzhou has the largest of Guangdong Telecom's broadband networks. In 2002, demand for its Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) network services grew by 200%, while demand for its high-speed VPN business services grew by 40%. As a result of this rapid expansion, Guangzhou Telecom saw an urgent need to expand its proactive performance management capabilities to assure the satisfaction of customers and the effective management of its expanded network.

Guangzhou Telecom's broadband network has experienced huge growth from businesses and citizens looking to take full advantage of the Internet. To ensure these new customers have high quality access and services, Guangzhou Telecom made a strategic investment in proactive management capabilities with NetScout. With nGenius, Guangzhou Telecom now has full visibility across our network, into all activity. They see and understand the issues that affect service quality and are able to address them prior to their customers experiencing a problem.

With better facts to identify and solve IT problems, Guangzhou Telecom's customers will experience increased satisfaction. With nGenius, they can provide their commercial customers additional value-add services like customized, Web-based reports that summarize information according to their business needs. NetScout's solution helps them enhance their ability to grow by increasing the success of our existing services and expanding our options to differentiate.

"We are very happy that Guangzhou Telecom has selected nGenius to help increase the success of its growth opportunities," said Jim Frey, vice president of marketing for NetScout Systems. "By deploying nGenius, premier providers such as Guangzhou Telecom can assure customer satisfaction through increased reliability of the services they are delivering."

About China Telecom Guangdong Telecom Corporation's Guangzhou Branch (Guangzhou Telecom)

China Telecom Guangdong Telecom Corporation's Guangzhou Branch (formerly Guangzhou Telecom Bureau) is one of the three telecommunications hubs, one of the three international telecommunications outbound centers, and one of the three Internet gateways in China. It is the "Southern Gate" of China's communications networks. It is responsible for the building, maintaining, and operating the largest modern telecommunications network in southern China. It serves users in the City of Guangzhou and four cities/districts under its jurisdiction. Guangzhou Telecom is one of the top 500 service companies in China. Further information on the company is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.gztelecom.com.cn.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT) is a market leader and pioneer of integrated network performance management products that unify performance across the enterprise. NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Management System is helping more than 3000 leading companies increase their return on infrastructure investments by optimizing the performance of networks and applications according to business priorities. NetScout is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts and has offices worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.netscout.com. (C)2003 NetScout Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. NetScout and the NetScout logo, and nGenius are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. ART MIB, Because the Network is the Business, CDM and the CDM logo, and MasterCare and the MasterCare logo, are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. Other brands, product names and trademarks are property of their respective owners. NetScout reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make changes at any time in its technical information and specifications, and service and support programs.

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     Peggy Flynn                  Dawn Sullivan
     NetScout Systems             Schwartz Communications, Inc.
     (978) 614-4162               (781) 684-0770
     flynnp@netscout.com           netscout@schwartz-pr.com

SOURCE NetScout Systems, Inc.

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