DENVER, July 29, 1999 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NASDAQ: QWST), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced that it has opened two new CyberCenters(sm) in Burbank and Sunnyvale, Calif. The new 50,000 square foot centers, are directly connected to the Qwest fiber-optic network and will help support the growing demand for the company's leading-edge application and hosting services.
A recent industry report cited Qwest as one the leading providers of hosting services. These new centers will provide the additional capacity to support bandwidth-intensive applications such as, electronic commerce, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management applications -- three of the fastest growing segments in the application hosting marketplace.
"Over the last three months we have nearly tripled the level of Internet-Protocol (IP) traffic that moves across the Qwest network on a daily basis," said Lewis O. Wilks, president and Internet and multimedia markets for Qwest. "The Burbank and Sunnyvale facilities will serve both existing and new customers, providing them with the scalability and reliability to run mission-critical applications and services."
Qwest currently has three CyberCenters in Weehawken, N.J., San Francisco and Denver and plans to add additional centers throughout the U.S. by the end of 1999. Qwest CyberCenters offer a single-source for end-to-end Internet solutions with technical staff monitoring customer applications and equipment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (Nasdaq: QWST) is a leader in reliable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. Headquartered in Denver, Qwest has more than 9,000 employees working in North America, Europe and Mexico. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking, will span more than 18,500 route miles in the United States when it is completed by mid-1999, and an additional 315-mile network route that will be completed by the end of the year. In addition, Qwest and KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company, have formed a venture to build and operate a high-capacity European fiber optic, Internet Protocol-based network that has 2,100 miles and will span 9,100 miles when it is completed in 2001. Qwest also has nearly completed a 1,400-mile network in Mexico. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Qwest with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, failure to complete the network on schedule and on budget, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks, Qwest's ability to achieve Year 2000 compliance, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment, and failure to complete the merger with U S WEST timely or at all. Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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