October 11, 1995
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
NYNEX and Bell Atlantic Introduce Premier Data Service Between New York
City and New Jersey
NEW YORK, NY -- NYNEX and Bell Atlantic today (10/11) announced
plans for a joint service arrangement to provide customers with
high-speed data links between New York City and New Jersey beginning
in early 1996.
The NYNEX/Bell Atlantic Frame Relay Corridor Service will make
it possible for businesses in New York City and five counties
in northern New Jersey -- Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union
-- to exchange information at high speeds.
The technology that will enable the new offering is Frame Relay
Service, a fast-packet data network service that provides secure,
high-capacity connections across a wide area network.
The flexibility and high-speed capability of the new offering
will support information-intensive applications like technical
and graphical imaging, remote database
access, and Ethernet and Token Ring LAN interconnection. The
scope of applications includes branch banking, telecommuting,
transaction processing, virtual library and university access,
point-of-sale information transfer and Internet access.
According to Jim Moore, vice president-Product Management, NYNEX
Business Network Solutions, the arrangement will make a significant
step toward launching many high-speed data services across the
two states boundaries. Both companies are excited about the prospect
of extending the reach of their premier data services, which previously
were limited to our respective service territories. With this
arrangement, customers will begin to see the potential of linking
multiple sites across New York and New Jersey, as if they were
part of a single high-speed wide area network.
Artificial barriers make no sense in a world of instant global
communications, said Joe Cascio, Bell Atlantic vice president-Marketing,
Large Business Services. This arrangement is just one example
of the advanced technology Bell Atlantic and NYNEX are committed
to introduce to eliminate those barriers for our customers.
The two companies have been working for several months to resolve
many of the technical and operational requirements to make Frame
Relay Corridor Service commercially available. Negotiations between
Bell Atlantic and NYNEX on operations agreements and the specific
Frame Relay services and features of the initial product offering
have been completed. Facilities between the two carriers networks
have been constructed and technical interoperability testing has
been completed. Tariffs will be filed by Bell Atlantic and NYNEX
with the Federal Communications Commission for service in New
Jersey and New York City, in the near future, with planned commercial
availability in early 1996.
The announcement was made today as part of the announcement of
NYNEXs Impower vision, a blueprint for how the NYNEX network
will serve the needs of the business market.
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.
NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.
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