DENVER, Sept. 15, 2009 – Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) (www.qwest.com/wholesale) today announced the launch of its new fiber-based, Ethernet backhaul service designed for wireless service providers (WSPs). By leveraging Qwest’s fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) deployment, Qwest Mobile Ethernet Backhaul extends fiber to cellular sites in order to accommodate the increasing demands of next-generation mobile technologies such as smart phones, laptops, netbooks and other bandwidth-demanding devices.
Roland Thornton, executive vice president, Qwest Wholesale Markets
“Wireless users seem to have an insatiable appetite for bandwidth, whether they’re watching videos, sending pictures to friends, playing games online – you name it. As new, enhanced personal mobile devices begin to flood the market, wireless service providers need to be able to keep pace with growing bandwidth demands. Qwest’s Ethernet backhaul services provide wireless service providers a smart, scalable solution to help manage their growing needs.”
Dr. Judy Reed Smith, chief executive officer and founder, ATLANTIC-ACM
“Qwest Mobile Ethernet Backhaul is a great example of Qwest Wholesale’s commitment to continuous improvement of the customer experience. Using feedback from wireless customers, Qwest tailored the service to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demands brought on by the influx of mobile devices and emerging wireless technologies such as 4G, LTE and WiMax.”