In the wake of multibillion-dollar international wireless mergers, the nation's leading local phone companies are scrambling to catch up to competitors here and abroad. Analysts say Bell Atlantic may have missed the boat with its failed bid for AirTouch Communications, while SBC makes strides to ensure it has a foothold in the burgeoning national wireless market.
Bells behind curve on wireless business
As the wireless market explodes with big-money mergers and new calling plans, the nation's leading local phone companies are scrambling to catch up to their national competitors.
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