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INTEL, BELLSOUTH, RAM AND ERICSSON G.E. DEVELOPING WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Intel Corporation, (NASDAQ-NMS: INTC), BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS), RAM Mobile Data and Ericsson G.E. today announced that they have signed preliminary agreements relating to the development of new products and new services for the rapidly emerging mobile computing market.
 The agreements will expand the market availability and increase the uses of standard Intel processor-based mobile computers performing two- way wireless communications via the nationwide, dedicated public mobile data networks operated by RAM Mobile Data. Later this year, Intel- branded PC enhancement wireless products, coupled with mobile communications services from RAM and BellSouth subsidiaries, will be offered through the more than 6,200 retail outlets that serve Intel.
 Intel and Ericsson have agreed to work on the joint development of PC enhancement products, utilizing Ericsson's innovative radio technologies.
 "As a leader in the computer business, Intel's entry into wireless computing is shifting the growth of this industry into high-gear," said Michael K. Harrell, president of BellSouth Mobile Data. "With the convergence of computing and communications, these cross-industry relationships are the crucial ingredients in accelerating the growth of worldwide, wireless mobile computing."
 "The integration of PCs and wireless communications is an enormous opportunity. With these agreements we don't have to start from scratch," said Intel Senior Vice President Frank Gill. "The infrastructure already exists in the form of the huge installed base of Intel-processor based mobile computers, the nationwide network from RAM Mobile Data, BellSouth's worldwide mobile communications business and Ericsson's wireless modem technology. This momentum will be a big help as we move forward to integrate Intel processor-based PCs with wireless communications."
 Intel's wireless products will enable computer users to communicate nationwide on the Mobitex wireless data networks operated by RAM Mobile data, a partnership between BellSouth and RAM Broadcasting Corporation. RAM Mobile Data operates wireless data networks that cover more than 6,000 cities in the top metropolitan areas of the U.S.
 "Our networks will provide service to approximately 90 percent of the urban population by the end of June. They are already being used by mobile professionals to send and receive wireless electronic mail and by corporations to communicate time-critical information," said Carl Aron, chairman and chief executive officer of RAM Mobile Data. Networks incorporating the Mobitex technology are installed in Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, and Norway, and plans are underway to build such systems in France, the Netherlands, Australia, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
 "The days of one-stop shopping for mobile computing solutions are here," said Ake Persson, vice president of business development for Ericsson GE Mobile Communications Incorporated. "This agreement will ensure mobile computing customers can purchase at retail a variety of Intel-based computers and enhancements, an array of software applications and RAM Mobile Data's wireless service."
 Intel and BellSouth will also explore new mobile computing products and services that can be used by professionals worldwide on a variety of communications networks.
 Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, is an international manufacturer of microcomputer components, modules and systems.
 BellSouth is an Atlanta-based international telecommunications holding company. BellSouth provides local telecommunications services in nine southeastern states, and offers a wide array of innovative mobile communications services worldwide, including cellular, paging and dedicated wireless data networks.
 RAM Mobile Data USA Limited Partnership is a leader in providing wireless data communications services based on the Mobitex architecture, an open, international standard.
 Ericsson is an international leader in telecommunications, recognized for its advanced systems and products for wired and mobile communications in public and private networks.
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 /CONTACT: Pam Pollace of Intel, 408-765-1435, Tim Klein of BellSouth, 404-249-4135, Susan McCord of Ericsson, 404-325-7555, or Leslie Schroder of RAM Mobile Data, 408-446-9158/
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