The partnership launched its PCS network in July 1996 in the Carolinas under the BellSouth Mobility DCS
Nortel Networks has won a three-year contract, worth approximately USD200m, to provide equipment for BellSouth Mobility DCS' GSM network expansion in the southern US.
The deal will enable BellSouth Mobility DCS, which provides wireless communications services in North Carolina, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and coastal Georgia, to expand service coverage and to support subscriber growth and it also prepares the company for the next generation of wireless Internet and data services.
Power and Associates is recognized as one of America's premier trackers of customer satisfaction, so it is very gratifying that BellSouth Mobility and BellSouth Mobility DCS have won the award again this year," said Stan Hamm, Group President - Mobile Systems, BellSouth Corporation.
BellSouth Mobility DCS is a subsidiary of the world's wireless leader, BellSouth Corporation.
The PCS 1911 is currently available through PCS providers such as BellSouth Mobility DCS
, Powertel and Microcell.
BellSouth Mobility DCS is now offering customers a virtual office on the go with two state-of-the-art wireless products - the Bosch World 718 Mobile Phone and DCS Fax Mailbox service.
Whether traveling from Charlotte to Hong Kong or Savannah to Paris, the Bosch World 718 Mobile Phone, coupled with BellSouth Mobility DCS' extensive international roaming capabilities, allows customers to make and receive calls anytime, from around the world with just one phone.
Staples uses Pacific Bell in the West; BellSouth Mobility DCS
in North and South Carolina and Tennessee; Sprint in Washington/Baltimore; Aerial in Ohio and Omnipoint in New York.
These two, as well as companies like BellSouth Mobility DCS
and Pacific Bell Mobile Services, which have the benefit of a brand, do not have the benefit of a national footprint, like PrimeCo., Sprint and AT&T.
The carrier will also carry the phone in its retail outlets, called BellSouth Mobility DCS stores and located mostly in strip-malls.
BellSouth Mobility DCS, a PCS provider whose parent company is BellSouth Corp., is the first to deploy Nortel handsets.