RCR TOP 20 SMRS

Editor’s Note: The RCR research and editorial staffs have compiled this list of the 20 largest specialized mobile radio operators based on survey responses.

Racom Corp., Chadmoore Wireless Group Inc. and B&C Communications Inc. declined to provide information.

Nextel Communications Inc. announced in October its plans to purchase Pittencrieff Communications Inc. for $159 million. The transaction is expected to be completed this year.

The interests in California Trunking/S&S Communications’ SMR business have either been sold or the management has been transferred to others.

RCR Top 20 is the property of RCR Publications Inc. and should not be construed as an endorsement for the companies listed. Information concerning company ranking cannot be reprinted without written permission from the company.-Lynnette Luna, Reporter, 1997, RCR Publications Inc.

Company Chief Executive Number of Average Monthly

Address Chief Marketer Subscriber Top Number of Equipment # of Interconnected Units Rate for a Dispatch/

Phone Chief Engineer Units Markets Channels Manufacturer # of Interconnected Systems Two-Way Unit

Nextel Communications Inc. Dan Akerson 1.1 million Nationwide N/A Motorola 300,000 $16-$75

1505 Farm Credit Dr. Tom Kelly 3,700

McLean, Va. 22102 Barry West

(703) 394-3000

Pittencrieff Communications Inc. Warren D. Harkins 92,000 Houston and El Paso, Texas; 4,500 E.F. Johnson, 36,800 $15

1 Village Drive, Ste. 500 John Kelly Albuquerque, Kenwood, 417

Abeline, Texas, 79606 Reggie Holland Phoenix Motorola

(915) 690-5800

Industrial Communications & Electronics Inc. David J. Fenton 55,000 New England, N/A Motorola 11,000

100 Marion Drive William J. Davis Florida, 60 $16.50

Kingston, Mass. 02364 N/A Colorado

(617) 585-9100

Crescent Communications Inc. M. Jay Nilson 33,603 Salt Lake City, 400 Motorola 1,009 $18

699 E. South Temple #310 Bruce L. Lybbert Las Vegas 23

Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 Bill R. Neville

(801) 363-0811

Southern Communications Inc. Robert G. Dawson 30,000 Southeast N/A Motorola N/A N/A

64 Perimeter Center East Julie A. Toland 1

Atlanta, Ga. 30346 N/A

(770) 821-4800

Fisher Communications Inc. Dana B. Fisher Jr. 18,000 Southern California, 332 Motorola 1,700 $17.50

14530 S. Commercial St. Rodney Grim Arizona, 22

Blythe, Calif. 92225 Bill Harakidas Nevada

(619) 922-4150

21st Century Wireless Group Inc. Rodney H. Hutt 14,000 southern Minnesota, 375 E.F. Johnson, 2,800 $14

406 Gateway Blvd. N/A central Wisconsin, Motorola 55

Burnsville, Minn. 55337 N/A Memphis, eastern Arkansas,

(612) 890-8800 northern Mississippi

Lagorio Communications Kathleen Lagorio Janssen 12,000 California, 150 Motorola 4,000 $13

2771 E. French Camp Rd. Steven K. Finch Nevada 10

Manteca, Calif. 95336 Gregory Glenn

(209) 982-1993

Constant Communication Roy Butler 9,850 Austin, Round Rock, 116 E.F. Johnson, 1,460 $13

705 N. Lamar Ed Butler Pflugerville, Temple-Killeen, Motorola 8

Austin, Texas 78703 John Murphy Cedar Park-Leander,

(512) 495-1333 Lake Travis, Texas

Advanced Communications Inc. Jim Boyer 7,200 Nevada, 310 E.F. Johnson 1,500 $11

593 Overmyer Rd. Bill Ashby northern California 25

Sparks, Nevada 89431 Steve Sixberry

(702) 353-3600

Cellular Design Corp. Sam Klein and Steve Auerbach 7,000 New York City, 130 E.F. Johnson 0 $20

P.O. Box 591 N/A New Jersey, 0

Deer Park, N.Y. 11729 N/A Connecticut

(516) 242-5900

Triangle Communications Inc. Robert Landis 4,100 Pennsylvania 52 E.F. Johnson 100 $14.95

940 West Main St. Roy Smoker 6

New Holland, Penn. 17557 Gary Hikes

(717) 656-2211

Applied Technology Group Inc. George Gillam 3,703 California’s 58 Kenwood 326 $12

4440 Easton Drive Lori Barnes Central Valley 4

Bakersfield, Calif. 93309-1028 Scott Gillam

(805) 322-8650

Sierra Communications Robert Franck 3,560 northern California 251 Motorola 90 $14

3167 Fitzgerald Rd. N/A 10

Rancho Cordova, Calif. 95742 Mark Liel

(916) 631-0160

Wireless Plus Inc. Warren Linney 3,150 Los Angeles, 168 SEA 0 $25

26102 Eden Landing Rd., Suite 3 Mark Meyer San Francisco, 0

Hayward, Calif. 94545 Bob Chaudhuri San Diego

(510) 782-5000

Porta-Phone Robert Chohat Jr. 3,060 northern Florida, 61 Motorola 706 $12

1306 Thomasville Rd. N/A Auburn, Ala.,

Tallahasee, Fla. 32303 Jim Beary Thomasville, Valdosta, Ga. 6

(904) 385-6400

SMR Direct Jeff Rhodes 3,000 Charlotte, N.C., 430 E.F. Johnson, N/A $19.95

1600 Wynkoop St. N/A

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