Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Expands Its Wallingford Facility

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Expands Its Wallingford Facility

Plans underway to build $5 million, 42,000 square foot addition

February 20, 1997

WALLINGFORD, Conn. - - To support the growing demand
for its
wireless communications services in Connecticut, Bell Atlantic NYNEX
Mobile announced it has begun construction of a 42,000 square foot, $5
million expansion to its regional headquarters located at 20 Alexander
Drive in the Barnes Industrial Park in Wallingford.

At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Jack Plating, president,
Northeast region, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile kicked-off the effort
which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter '97.

The company's existing 63,200 square foot facility, housing 300
employees, will now expand by 42,000 square feet to accommodate
additional personnel. The additional room will also house more
wireless switching equipment needed for the growing wireless network.
The need to expand the facility, according to Plating, is due to
continued strong growth in cellular phone subscribers.

"Maintaining high quality service requires a continuous investment
in our facilities and network," said Plating. "The investment
support the introduction of new wireless communications equipment
which will allow us to meet growing service demands."

Editor's Note:

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is the
largest wireless service provider on
the East Coast and the second largest in the United States. The
company owns and operates the most extensive network in the east,
covering 111,000 square miles, and the largest chain of wireless
retail outlets offering a full range of wireless personal
communications services, including voice, data and paging. Based in
Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has 4.4 million customers
and 6,500 employees in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and,
through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was
formed in July, 1995, by combining the cellular operations of Bell
Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile.


Media contacts:

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