Bell Atlantic Welcomes Mannesman-Olivetti Relationship

Full Transparency

Our editorial transparency tool uses blockchain technology to permanently log all changes made to official releases after publication.

More of our content is being permanently logged via blockchain technology starting [10.23.2020].

Learn more

Bell Atlantic Welcomes Mannesman-Olivetti Relationship

September 5, 1997

Media contacts:

Steve Fleischer

1-800-381-8398 (pager)

David Frail


The following statement may be attributed to Thomas Bartlett,

president, Bell Atlantic International Wireless:

Mannesman AG is an experienced and well-capitalized telecommunications

provider with whom we have worked successfully in Omnitel. We look

forward to continuing to work with Mannesman in one of the

fastest-growing wireless startups in the world.

As a result of the Bell Atlantic-NYNEX merger, the new Bell Atlantic

has a portfolio of wireline and wireless partnerships and joint

ventures in 20 countries outside the United States. We view the

international arena as a key opportunity to grow our business and

build shareowner value; we have long-term commitments to partners

around the world and very productive relationships with them; and, as

always, we regularly evaluate opportunities to build long-term value

outside the U.S.

Related Articles


Virtual Reality (VR) has begun to transform medicine in profound ways. VR solutions are being used to train doctors and to plan and practice operations.


Verizon’s military discounts site shows everything you need to know about Wireless offers, FiOS savings and military career opportunities, all in one place, making it simple for service members and veterans to discover what Verizon has to offer.