June 26, 1996
BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE CONTACT:
Pat Quolke, 412-563-0367
Maggie Aloia Rohr, 908-306-7757
Westinghouse Electric Corporation Selects Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile For
Cellular Leader to Provide 11,000 Lines in Three-Year, Multi-million
BEDMINSTER, N.J., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has
been selected by Westinghouse Electric Corp. (NYSE: WX) as its nationwide
provider for wireless voice and data services. The two companies signed a
three-year contract through which Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile will provide
wireless services for Westinghouse, its wholly or majority-owned
subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures, including CBS affiliate
television and radio stations throughout the continental United States,
Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
The contract calls for Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile to provide an
estimated 11,000 cellular lines in Westinghouse's thirteen core locations
throughout the country, with new regions added as the contract is fully
implemented. Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile was one of six wireless providers
invited to bid on this contract.
"Our partnership with Westinghouse demonstrates our unique, national
wireless capabilities," said Dennis F. Strigl, president and chief
executive officer of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile. "Our east coast coverage
footprint, which matches most of the core Westinghouse locations, combined
with alliance partnerships, allowed us to put together quickly a solution
that best met Westinghouse's requirements."
Jerry Fountain, regional vice president for Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
in Pittsburgh, said the account is centralized and will be managed in the
"We will give Westinghouse one point of contact for all their wireless
needs," Fountain explained. "Our Pittsburgh staff will, in turn, work
with key customer contacts in each region to maximize the benefits for
Westinghouse and minimize their staff involvement in the day-to-day
function of their wireless services."
"Prior to the formation of our joint venture last year, both Bell
Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile served Westinghouse in different
markets," Strigl said. "The strong relationship established in those
regions served as a basis on which we could build this national program.
We look forward to working closely with Westinghouse to provide them wire
less video capabilities and to launch new technologies as they evolve."
Westinghouse, which also owns CBS, Inc., is the nation's largest
broadcaster with 39 radio stations and 15 television stations. Its
industrial and technology businesses are among the market and technology
leaders in mobile transport refrigeration, power systems, government
operations, and communications.
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., is the
largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest
provider in the United States. The company offers a full range of
wireless voice, data, and paging communications solutions to its more than
3.5 million customers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and,
through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed
in July 1995, through the combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile's and NYNEX
Mobile's cellular operations. The company has more than 5,000 employees.
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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