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Bell Atlantic, Cybertel Link to Complete
Agreement Gives Cybertel Access to World-Class Network,
East Coast Markets
July 19, 1999
NEW YORK -- Computer users around the globe will be able to place
long distance calls over the Internet to major East Coast cities, using, in
part, Bell Atlantic's local telecommunications network.
A recently signed contract between Bell Atlantic and Cybertel
Communications Corp. allows Cybertel to terminate its Internet Protocol,
or voice-over-the-Internet, calls on Bell Atlantic's local network. The
agreement gives Cybertel access to the lucrative East Coast markets at a
relatively low cost.
The contract specifically allows Cybertel to deliver Internet Protocol calls
from anywhere in the world to Bell Atlantic's network in the following
markets: Baltimore, Boston , New York City, northern New Jersey,
Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
"Voice-over-the-Internet protocol is a new, fast-growing business,
and we want to be a part of that growth," said Pat Hanley, president
of Bell Atlantic Carrier Services. "We look forward to working
closely with Cybertel and other Internet telephony service providers as
carrier of choice."
Richard Mangiarelli, Cybertel's president and CEO, views the agreement
as a major advancement for his company. "This alliance has given
us instant access to some of the most lucrative telecommunications
markets in the country, and without significant cost," he said.
"It will go a long way toward helping us reach our goal of serving at
least five million customers over the next 36 months."
"This agreement with Cybertel is a win for both of our
companies," Hanley said. "We have a new customer with
exciting growth potential. Cybertel, on the other hand, has access to Bell
Atlantic's world-class network, saving millions of dollars in building costs
for new infrastructure."
Bell Atlantic has similar agreements with other Internet Protocol service
Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and
information industry. With 43 million telephone access lines and nine
million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are
premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data services, market
leaders in wireless services and the world's largest publishers of directory
information. Bell Atlantic companies are also among the world's largest
investors in high-growth global communications markets, with operations
and investments in 23 countries.