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January 17, 1996
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
U.S. Cellular Executive To Manage Indonesian Joint Venture
NEW YORK, NY -- Alfred F. Boschulte, internationally
recognized U.S. telecommunications executive, has been named managing
director of EXCELCOMINDO, a new wireless joint venture through
which NYNEX and four partners will bring digital cellular telephone
service to 195 million potential customers in Indonesia.
He assumed his new position this month in the Indonesian capital
Boschulte was the former president of TOMCOM L.P., a wireless
joint services organization developing programs to create national
seamless services for customers. A replacement has not yet been
named. TOMCOM L.P. is a joint venture formed by AirTouch Communications,
Bell Atlantic, NYNEX Mobile and US WEST.
Prior to the TOMCOM L.P. position, Boschulte was president and
chairman of NYNEX Mobile Communications, overseeing NYNEX's cellular
telephone service operations in the northeast United States.
NYNEX is the strategic operating partner in EXCELCOMINDO, which
has a nationwide license to provide GSM cellular service. Other
parties are PT Telekomindo, the major Indonesian shareholder;
Santana Telekomindo; Mitsui, the Japanese trading firm; Asian
Infrastructure Fun (AIF), an Asian investment firm; and several
local Indonesian investors.
"Al brings with him to Indonesia a wealth of experience and
knowledge of the telecommunications industry and the cellular
business," said Arthur Troy, president - NYNEX Asia Communications
Group. Troy oversees NYNEX's operations and investment in Excelcomindo.
Peter Sondakh, chairman of PT Telekomindo, said, "Al's knowledge
and ability to create world-class wireless organizations make
him the right person to take EXCELCOMINDO from the starting point
of today to becoming one of the leading digital wireless companies
in Southeast Asia in the shortest possible time."
Boschulte began his career in 1964 as an engineering assistant
with New York Telephone and became the company's chief engineer
in 1976. He held various managerial positions until 1982, when
he joined AT&T and later Pacific Bell, where he was a vice
president holding positions in switching, marketing and external
affairs. He came to NYNEX in 1987 and held positions as vice president,
- Marketing and Planning and vice president - Carrier Services
before going to NYNEX Mobile Communications. Al and his wife,
Kita, are currently relocating to Jakarta, Indonesia.
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