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MTEL JOINT VENTURE PARTNER AWARDED LICENSE IN INDONESIA; COMPANY IS BUILDING ITS PAN-ASIAN NETWORK

 JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Telecommunication Technologies Corp. (Mtel) (NASDAQ: MTEL) today announced that its Indonesian partner, Kedaung Group, has received a license from the government of Indonesia to build and operate a nationwide and international messaging system in Indonesia, making the country the next link in a pan-Asian network for international wireless messaging on the 931.9375 MHz frequency.
 Indonesia is the fourth country in Asia to utilize the 931.9375 MHz frequency, which is increasingly becoming the standard for international messaging. Mtel's joint venture partners in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia also have licenses to operate on this frequency.
 The system will be owned and operated by a new joint venture company, including Mtel International with 19 percent, Singapore Telecom International with 30 percent and Kedaung Group with 51 percent ownership. The Kedaung Group is a $250 million conglomerate and Indonesia's largest glass manufacturer. Mtel and Singapore Telecom International have collaborated on paging projects in the past and are co-investors in paging companies in both Hong Kong and Thailand.
 "The Indonesian government's decision to grant a license to our new joint venture company moves Mtel closer to establishing a Pan-Asian network," said Alexander H. Good, president of Mtel International. "And, it represents a step forward in Mtel's long-term objective of developing a global messaging network using 931.9375 MHz as a common frequency."
 The Indonesian system will utilize Mtel's proprietary international messaging technology, developed by Mtel Technologies. This technology is currently used by Singapore Telecom International to operate a 931.9375 MHz nationwide system in Singapore that is linked with the United States, Canada and Mexico. Within the next few months, the company expects it will link Hong Kong to this network, followed by Malaysia and Indonesia -- providing wireless communications to many of the busiest travel routes for business in Asia.
 The new license will enable Mtel's joint venture company to operate in urban areas across Indonesia's 17,000 islands. While Indonesia is the world's fifth most populous country, unlike many Asian countries, paging services have yet not been heavily developed.
 With the addition of Indonesia, Mtel has the ability to link the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, Argentina, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, all countries which have licensed 931.9375 MHz for nationwide and international paging.
 Mobile Telecommunication Technologies Corp., headquartered in Jackson, is engaged in businesses which include nationwide paging and voice messaging services (provided through SkyTel Corp.) in the United States; nationwide paging services provided through joint venture companies in the United Kingdom and Mexico; investments in international messaging through Mtel International; an investment in AMSC and other operations. Through Mtel Technologies, the company is developing a Nationwide Wireless Network (NWN) and other advanced communications systems. SkyTel Corp., based in Washington, D.C., is the country's leading nationwide messaging company with 202,500 subscribers in the United States as of Dec. 31, 1992. Mtel's common stock is quoted on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol MTEL.
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 /CONTACT: Kathleen Baum or David Allan of Burson-Marsteller, 212-614-4239 or 212-614-5163, for Mtel/
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