Nextel unveils Wireless Business Solutions initiative, addressing the real-time business needs required across the extended enterprisee

August 22, 2002

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RESTON, Va. -- Nextel Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:NXTL) today announces its Wireless Business Solutions initiative, addressing the real-time business needs required across the extended enterprise. Nextel is improving the customer experience by helping companies increase productivity through the delivery of real-time information to mobile decision makers at any location. Accessible via wireless phones, handhelds and other devices including laptops, Nextel wireless data solutions enable quick response among workers in the field and streamline operations through faster exchange of information. "Today, our leadership in meeting and exceeding business customers' needs advances with a reinforced focus on the real-time enterprise," said Jim Mooney, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Nextel. "Wireless Business Solutions deliver quantifiable returns-on-investment (ROI) and offer complete communications tools that are designed for the way businesses work. The enterprise market demands mobile access to corporate databases such as customer service information, marketing and pricing information, order management and logistics systems. Nextel's Wireless Business Solutions provide companies a comprehensive framework for creating end-to-end wireless value." First among the industries targeted for Nextel's Wireless Business Solutions are transportation, logistics and distribution, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, professional and technical services, government and education, and utilities. According to DRI-WEFA, these industries spent $17 billion on wireless services in the U.S. in 2001. Included among Nextel's largest enterprise customers are the Automobile Association of America (AAA), ABF Freight System, Inc., Otis Elevator Company and Waste Management, Inc. Nextel Wireless Business Solutions can scale from workgroup to enterprise-wide deployments. Nextel Wireless Business Solutions integrate with corporate intranets and back-office systems, such as sales force automation, order entry, inventory tracking and customer relationship management (CRM), supporting true workforce mobility. Nextel solutions support multiple wireless device types and applications, and provide a platform for professional services to add value in system design, implementation and business process consulting. Nextel Communications Inc.

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