ATLANTA- GTE Mobilnet said it signed an agreement with Bell Mobility to license its Tele-Go integrated wireless technology to Bell Mobility. The technology will be introduced in Canada this month for a three-month trial in Toronto.
Targeted to the residential market, Tele-Go customers will be provided with a personal communications services handset that can be used as a cellular phone for traveling and as an enhanced cordless phone at home.
The technology release marks GTE and Bell Mobility as the first companies to tap into the PCS residential market, which some analysts say will reach 60 million U.S. users by the year 2000, GTE said.
GTE said Tele-Go is an add-on service that works with local telephone service by providing integrated service that combines the capabilities of wired and wireless phone features by moving telephone calls via the most efficient and cost-effective route depending on customer location.
“Tele-Go technology offers the true PCS features of calling a person, not a place-anytime, anywhere. We are excited about the licensing agreement with Bell Mobility and look forward with great interest to the results of their market trial,” said Dr. C. J. Waylan, executive vice-president of product management and business development for GTE Mobilnet.
GTE reported it has invested more than $50 million, six years of PCS research and a 3,000 person consumer trial in Tele-Go and provides the technology to more than 150,000 customers in major U.S. markets.