Letter of Intent
Omnipoint Communications ("Omnipoint") and American Personal Communications
("APC") have agreed in principle to participate in the development and
advancement of GSM-based services, products and technologies, including PCS 1900
Omnipoint and APC will discuss possible agreements in one or more of the
1. A roaming agreement which allows Omnipoint and APC subscribers to easily
interoperate in each others' respective markets using dual-mode (PCS 1900/IS-
661) or standard PCS 1900 handsets, both with GSM Subscriber Identity Modules
("SIM Cards"). The parties will implement the necessary technical trials in
1996, which upon successful completion will technically enable commercial
roaming between the parties' respective networks. Each party will be permitted
to have representatives observe the other party's trials. In addition, the
parties will coordinate and cooperate on individual or joint marketing efforts
as they relate to roaming.
2. Technical trials of Omnipoint's IS-661 base stations and subscriber equipment
by APC personnel and APC's Pathguard technology by Omnipoint personnel to be
conducted no later than June 30, 1997, or at the earliest availability.
Omnipoint and APC have each indicated a willingness to provide loaner equipment,
if needed, upon which the trials will be conducted. The costs of the trials will
either offset or reciprocal equivalent payments will be made between Omnipoint
3. An industry forum for establishing common standards for vendor requirements
with respect to GSM based (PCS 1900 and IS-661) infrastructure and handsets.
4. Additional joint marketing efforts, including customer research, product
requirement definition, SIM Card applications, and secondary branding for
The parties may, subject to mutual consent, issue joint or separate press
releases regarding this Letter of Intent. Neither party shall issue any press
release or other public statement regarding this Letter of Intent without the
consent of the other party. This Letter of Intent does not create any rights or
obligations between the parties with respect to any future agreements.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Letter of Intent as of
the date and year first above written.
Omnipoint Communications, Inc. American Personal Communications
By: /s/ George Schmitt By: /s/ W. Scott Schelle
Name: George Schmitt Name: W. Scott Schelle
Title: President Title: Chief Executive Officer