DENVER, April 23, 2008 – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) announced today it will enhance its data/Internet Protocol (IP) networking offering to wholesale customers as part of its strategy to offer simple, integrated solutions to customers across all business units.
Qwest’s new offering allows new and existing Wholesale data/IP customers to package data networking service and customer premises equipment (CPE). Wholesale data/IP customers now have the option to rent hardware from two of the leading equipment providers with their data networking services. This allows Qwest resellers and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) to provide cost-effective and comprehensive data networking solutions tailored to their ever-growing customer base.
“Resellers and CLECs are an important customer segment for Qwest Wholesale, and we are committed to offering the products and services wholesale customers need to succeed in the marketplace,” said Roland Thornton, executive vice president, Wholesale Markets. “Customer demand for data/IP products and services in the wholesale space continues to grow, and Qwest Wholesale is aligned to continue to meet that customer demand.”
Qwest Wholesale is responsible for delivering voice, data and Internet solutions to cable companies, CLECs, content providers, resellers and wireless providers. The Wholesale Markets team has been recognized for its best-in-class customer service for five consecutive report card research periods, both Metro and Long-Haul by ATLANTIC-ACM, a leading research firm based in Boston. For more information about Qwest's Wholesale services and the Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) Rental Program, please visit http://www.qwest.com/wholesale
Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest’s powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet,home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-optic Internet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.