DENVER, Dec. 4, 2007 – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it has signed an exclusive 5-year agreement with BMA Corporation, a leading provider of core processing services to community banking institutions. For more than 50 years, Salt Lake City-based BMA has delivered cost effective on-line banking solutions and advanced core processing services to enable their customers to compete in the ever-changing banking environment.
Qwest was selected based on its proven ability to design and deliver a fully redundant data network for customers whose businesses demand the highest levels of reliable and secure connectivity. Using a combination of advanced frame relay and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) services, Qwest designed a comprehensive solution to connect 39 BMA customers located across the United States.
"With millions of dollars a day in checking, savings and loan transactions, network redundancy was absolutely vital," said Gary Matern, president and CEO of BMA Corporation. "Our customers depend on us to manage their information and our operations with the highest level of security and reliability, which is exactly what Qwest delivered.”
With these services, BMA now has a fully redundant network capable of transferring large amounts of customer data while protecting this critical business traffic with immediate data back-up and storage. Every customer transaction is captured and stored on BMA’s primary mainframe computer and simultaneously stored on a second computer at a separate location.
"We knew that security and dependability would be crucial elements of any technology solution that we designed for BMA,” said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets Group. “Careful analysis showed that a customized frame relay and ATM solution could deliver the level of network integrity and diversity they needed.”
Qwest’s Business Markets Group is responsible for the national sales, marketing and delivery of voice, data, IP communications services for tens of thousands of Qwest’s business customers, from small businesses to global enterprises to local, state and federal government agencies. The group includes thousands of employees across the country who interact daily with Qwest customers while providing the Spirit of Service commitment. For more information about Qwest’s enterprise services, please visit http://www.qwest.com/largebusiness.
Qwest offers a powerful combination of award-winning broadband, video and voice solutions for residential customers, businesses and government agencies. Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network to meet their evolving communications and entertainment needs. Qwest employees are the driving force behind the company’s nationally recognized Spirit of Service. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide innovative voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest please visit www.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit www.gsanetworx.com