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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 1996
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION SELECTS BELL ATLANTIC
FOR NATIONWIDE WIRELESS SERVICES
Cellular Leader to Provide 11,000 Lines in Three-Year,
Multi-million Dollar Deal
BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has been
selected by Westinghouse Electric Corp. 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 Pittsburgh Region.
"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
regions served as a basis on which we could build this national program.
We look forward to working closely with Westinghouse to provide them
wireless video capabilities and to launch new technologies as they
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, NJ, 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.
- Pat Quolke, (412) 563-0367
Maggie Aloia Rohr, (908) 306-7757