AT&T Wireless

(AWE)

said

Nortel

(NT)

,

Ericsson

(ERICY)

,

Lucent

(LU)

and

Nokia

(NOK) - Get Report

will supply equipment for its high-speed wireless Internet services.

AT&T Wireless expects to launch the initial phase of its next-generation wireless communications network in the first half of 2001.

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Nortel will supply AT&T Wireless with a core network infrastructure, and help the company develop and integrate wireless Internet services. AT&T Wireless will use Ericsson's R520 mobile phones to launch its general packet radio service network, as well as supply base station systems, while Lucent will design and install advanced base stations using its global system for mobile communications standard.

AT&T Wireless, a division of

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

, also said Nokia will provide GPRS-ready radio network systems and future generation wireless terminals.