DENVER – Oct. 26, 2010 – Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) today unveiled an innovative approach for wireless service providers (WSPs) to adapt to the increasing demand for cell tower bandwidth while simultaneously decreasing their connectivity cost per megabyte. With the introduction of Qwest® Adaptive Broadband™, Qwest Wholesale customers now have a “bridge” from their legacy infrastructures, with their limited bandwidth and high unit costs, to emerging technologies, which offer more bandwidth and lower unit costs. Qwest® Adaptive Broadband™ provides a flexible and seamless migration path that lets WSPs upgrade at their own pace and as capacity needs require.
Roland Thornton, executive vice president, Qwest Wholesale
“The explosion of smart phones, mobile devices, netbooks and other applications requires backhaul providers like Qwest to keep pace with consumer demand for next-generation services. As a wholesale network provider to many wireless companies, Qwest is ensuring there is ample bandwidth to support today’s network demands while anticipating the speed and capacity needs of tomorrow.”
Dr. Judy Reed Smith, chief executive officer and founder, ATLANTIC-ACM
“According to our new Metro Carrier Report Card, wireless carriers have significant need to increase their bandwidth capacity. Qwest has responded to this need by partnering to minimize the economic impact of conversion from copper to fiber. Qwest is well positioned to deliver its fine-tuned products with its award-winning provisioning, network performance and customer service.”