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0001032210-99-000882.txt : 19990607
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ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001032210-99-000882
CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G
PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1
FILED AS OF DATE: 19990604

SUBJECT COMPANY:

COMPANY DATA:
COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS INC
CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000824169
STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: RADIO TELEPHONE
COMMUNICATIONS [4812]
IRS NUMBER: 363939651
STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE
FISCAL YEAR END: 1231

FILING VALUES:
FORM TYPE: SC 13G
SEC ACT:
SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-42889
FILM NUMBER: 99640838

BUSINESS ADDRESS:
STREET 1: 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
CITY: RESTON
STATE: VA
ZIP: 20191
BUSINESS PHONE: 2014381400

MAIL ADDRESS:
STREET 1: 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
CITY: RESTON
STATE: VA
ZIP: 20191

FILED BY:

COMPANY DATA:
COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MICROSOFT CORP
CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000789019
STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-PREPACKAGED
SOFTWARE [7372]
IRS NUMBER: 911144442
STATE OF INCORPORATION: WA
FISCAL YEAR END: 0630

FILING VALUES:
FORM TYPE: SC 13G

BUSINESS ADDRESS:
STREET 1: ONE MICROSOFT WAY #BLDG 8
STREET 2: NORTH OFFICE 2211
CITY: REDMOND
STATE: WA
ZIP: 98052
BUSINESS PHONE: 2068828080

MAIL ADDRESS:
STREET 1: ONE MICROSOFT WAY - BLDG 8
STREET 2: NORTH OFFICE 2211
CITY: REDMOND
STATE: WA
ZIP: 98052-6399

SC 13G
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SCHEDULE 13G

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


(Amendment No. )*

NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

(Name of Issuer)

Class A Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)


65332V103

(CUSIP Number)

May 27, 1999

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Robert A. Eshelman, Esq.


General Counsel, Finance & Operations
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052-6399
(425) 882-8080

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices


and
Communications)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule
is filed:

[_] Rule 13d-1(b)


[x] Rule 13d-1(c)
[_] Rule 13d-1(d)

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of
securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would
alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be
deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of
the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see
the Notes).

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CUSIP No.:
65332V103
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1 NAME OF
REPORTING
PERSON
Microsoft
Corporation
S.S. OR I.R.S.
IDENTIFICATION
NO. OF ABOVE
PERSON
91-1144442
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2 CHECK THE
APPROPRIATE
BOX IF A
MEMBER OF A
GROUP (a)
[_]

(b)
[_]
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3 SEC USE
ONLY
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4 CITIZENSHIP
OR PLACE OF
ORGANIZATION
State of
Washington
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5 SOLE
VOTING POWER

16,666,667
NUMBER OF
SHARES
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BENEFICIALLY
6
SHARED
VOTING POWER
OWNED BY
-0-
EACH
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REPORTING
7 SOLE
DISPOSITIVE
POWER
PERSON

16,666,667
WITH
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8 SHARED
DISPOSITIVE
POWER

-0-
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9 AGGREGATE
AMOUNT
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON

16,666,667.
On May 27, 1999,
Microsoft
Corporation
("Microsoft")
purchased
16,666,667 shares
of Class A
Common Stock
(the "Shares") of
Nextel
Communications,
Inc. ("Nextel")
pursuant to the
terms and
conditions of
an Investment
Agreement
between the parties
dated as of
May 7, 1999
(the "Agreement").
Pursuant to the
Agreement,
Microsoft
is subject to
certain transfer and
other restrictions
regarding the
Shares for a
period ending
August 31, 2001
(the "Restriction
Period"). The
Restriction Period
is subject to
extension or earlier
termination
upon the happening
of certain events
specified in the
Agreement.
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10 CHECK BOX
IF THE
AGGREGATE
AMOUNT IN
ROW (9)
EXCLUDES
CERTAIN
SHARES [ ]
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11 PERCENT OF
CLASS
REPRESENTED
BY AMOUNT IN
ROW (9)
5.99%
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12 TYPE OF
REPORTING
PERSON
CO
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Item 1.

(a) Name of Issuer: Nextel Communications, Inc.

(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

2001 Edmund Halley Drive


Reston, VA 20191

Item 2.

(a) Name of Person Filing: Microsoft Corporation

(b) Address of Principal Business Office:

One Microsoft Way


Redmond, Washington 98052-6399

Attention: General Counsel, Finance and Operations

(c) Citizenship: State of Washington


(d) Title of Class of Securities: Class A Common Stock

(e) CUSIP Number: 65332V103

Item 3. Not Applicable.

Item 4. Ownership

(a) Amount Beneficially Owned: 16,666,667. On May 27, 1999,


Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") purchased 16,666,667 shares of Class A
Common Stock (the "Shares") of Nextel Communications, Inc. ("Nextel") pursuant
to the terms and conditions of an Investment Agreement between the parties dated
as of May 7, 1999 (the "Agreement"). Pursuant to the Agreement, Microsoft is
subject to certain transfer and other restrictions regarding the Shares for a
period ending August 31, 2001 (the "Restriction Period"). The Restriction Period
is subject to extension or earlier termination upon the happening of certain
events specified in the Agreement.

(b) Percent of Class: 5.99%

(c) Number of shares as to which such person has:

(i) sole power to vote or to direct the vote 16,666,667

(ii) shared power to vote or to direct the vote -0-

(iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

16,666,667

(iv) shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

-0-.

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

Not Applicable.

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

Not Applicable.

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the


Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

Not Applicable.
Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

Not Applicable.

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of a Group

Not Applicable.

Item 10. Certification

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and


belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for
the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the
issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection
with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

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SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I


certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and
correct.

June 4, 1999

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

By /s/ Robert A. Eshelman


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Robert A. Eshelman
General Counsel, Finance & Operations

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