Bell Atlantic PCS Handbook Wins Prestigious Award

Bell Atlantic PCS Handbook Wins Prestigious Award

PCS Handbook Wins Prestigious Industry Award

'Nuts and Bolts' Guide Gets Rave Reviews

November 21, 1996

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- So, you've got a license to provide
communications services (PCS), but you could use some help getting the
business off the ground. You know your customers will be clamoring
for services like Caller ID and directory assistance, yet you don't
have a clue how to get them.

Bell Atlantic had you in mind when it created the PCS Providers'
, a road map for this new telecommunications frontier. The
40-page booklet recently garnered a first-place prize from the
Personal Communications Industry Association for helping clarify the
highly complex process awaiting those who want to plunge into the PCS
business. Over 1,500 copies of the handbook have been requested and

Jay Kitchen, president of the Personal Communications Industry
Association (PCIA), said the handbook "sets a high standard"
potential award winners at the next PCS convention and trade show. He
said the success of PCS is already "a given." But, he added,
marketing of the service "is crucial to ensure PCS' rapid growth."

The booklet, produced by Bell Atlantic's Carrier Services
organization, provides a list of the support services the company
offers PCS entrepreneurs, everything from high-speed network transport
to call billing options. There's even a section that maps each
product to the PCS technology standards, including CDMA (Code Division
Multiple Access), TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM (Global
Systems for Mobile Communications).

"This handbook has proven to be a terrific starting point for anyone
coming into the PCS business," said HREF="http://www.ba.com/homes/hanley.html">Patrick Hanley, president
Carrier Services. "How many companies have gone to such lengths to
assist new PCS carriers enter the market?" he added. Carrier
has a long history of providing support to both large and small PCS

The PCS Handbook has proven to be so popular, a third printing with
updated information is in the works. PCS Carriers interested in the
handbook should call 1-800-999-1210.

The Bell Atlantic Carrier Services line of business provides switched,
special, and wireless access to Bell Atlantic's telecommunications
network. Carrier Services also is meeting PCS provider needs with
network survivability and the development of new wireless services,
such as single number service and new access services.

Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE:
BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider of local
telecommunications and advanced services. Globally, it is one of the
largest investors in the high-growth wireless communication
marketplace. Bell Atlantic also owns a substantial interest in
Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and is actively developing
high-growth national and international business opportunities in all
phases of the industry.