LCI International Selected As Carrier Of Long-Distance For Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile
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February 9, 1996
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LCI International Selected As Carrier Of Long-Distance For
Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile
MCLEAN, VA -- LCI International, the nation's fastest-growing
major long-distance carrier, announced that it has entered into
a multi-year contract with Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile (BANM),
the regional wireless carrier formed through a joint venture between
Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile.
The selection of LCI by BANM will allow the regional cellular
carrier to offer long-distance service, on a resale basis, to
a service area reaching from Maine to the Carolinas. LCI has more
than 60 million circuit miles of digital fiber-optic facilities,
and carried more than 4.9 billion minutes over its network in
1995. BANM currently has more than three million customers, in
a service area that covers a population of 55 million people.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 establishes a framework under
which a commercial mobile radio service provider like BANM can
offer long-distance service its own region and on an out-of-region
basis. Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, based 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, paging and data communications
to its customers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest
regions. The company was formed in July 1995 through the combination
of Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile's cellular operations
and has more than 5,000 employees.
LCI International, Inc. (NYSE: LCI), now the nation's sixth largest
long-distance carrier, provides a full array of worldwide voice
and data transmission services to businesses, residential customers
and other carriers through its fiber-optic network. LCI International,
Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., with offices in more than
40 domestic locations, including a major operations center in
suburban Columbus, Ohio, two national customer service centers
and a national network control center
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.
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