Four PCS carriers offer roaming between GSM networks.PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 1996--BellSouth Mobility DCS (1) See also DSC.
(2) Digital Cross-connect System) A network switching and grooming device used by telecom carriers. See digital cross-connect. , Omnipoint, Pacific Bell Mobile Services and Western Wireless (parent company of VoiceStream Wireless) today announced the start of roaming between their Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM)-based PCS (1) (Personal Communications Services) Refers to wireless services that emerged after the U.S. government auctioned commercial licenses in 1994 and 1995. This radio spectrum in the 1. networks in 10 states.
Lyndon Daniels, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Pacific Bell Mobile Services and chairperson of GSM North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , said the new roaming services demonstrate the rapidly expanding availability of PCS, or personal communications services See PCS. , in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
"This is just the beginning of what will become a nationwide network," he said. "GSM is sweeping across the nation faster than anyone expected. GSM-based PCS networks will soon reach coast to coast, as well as around the world."
Roaming currently is available between the following areas:
Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheville, Burlington, Wilmington and Fayetteville, N.C.; Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Columbia, Florence, Charleston and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Knoxville, Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City, Tenn.
Carrier: BellSouth Mobility DCS BellSouth Mobility DCS, LLC headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, was a BellSouth subsidiary.
BellSouth Mobility DCS operated 1900MHz GSM networks in a number of states in the South, clustered around South Carolina.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
San Diego, Los Angeles County and Orange County, Calif.; and Las Vegas
Carrier: Pacific Bell Mobile Services
Oahu and Maui, Hawaii (Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo, Utah; Portland and Salem, Ore.; and Vancouver, Wash., available early December)
Carrier: Western Wireless (VoiceStream Wireless)
GSM-based PCS systems currently are operating in 29 North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. markets. Customers will be able to use their PCS phones in other cities as additional GSM digital networks are deployed. Areas that will be added later this year or in the first half of 1997 include: Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; San Francisco; Denver; Washington, D.C.; Gainesville, Jacksonville, Panama City, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Tampa and Orlando, Fla.; Brunswick, Ga.; Hilo, Hawaii; Boise, Idaho; Baltimore and surrounding areas of Maryland; Detroit; Jackson, Meridian and Tupelo, Miss.; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Jackson and Memphis, Tenn.; Dallas and Houston and El Paso, Texas; parts of Virginia; and western Wisconsin.
In the United States and Canada, carriers that have selected GSM technology hold licenses covering more than 225 million people. Additional Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission (FCC), independent executive agency of the U.S. government established in 1934 to regulate interstate and foreign communications in the public interest. auctions for PCS licenses could further expand GSM coverage in the United States.
The number of U.S. GSM customers already exceeds 200,000, with 26 million customers worldwide in 105 countries. By the year 2000, GSM subscribers are predicted to reach 150 million worldwide, representing 50 percent of all wireless subscribers.
CONTACT: BellSouth Mobility DCS
Kristie Madara, 404/841-2074
John Grotland, 201/257-2453
Pacific Bell Mobile Services
Linda Bonniksen, 213/975-5061
Caroline Boren, 206/313-7877