JANUARY 26, 2006 ? Qwest today announced that it has a new suite of next-generation services for wholesale customers called Qwest IP Solutions? ? a wide-area networking (WAN) solution that simplifies complex data communications.

Based on Qwest?s nationwide multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network, Qwest IP Solutions is designed around customers? needs, which are growing more complex as businesses implement new applications, such as voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and real-time streaming multimedia. Qwest IP Solutions is also backed by industry-leading service level agreements that measure performance.

Wholesale customers can take advantage of the following Qwest IP Solutions benefits:

  • Qwest Private Port ? Provides secure, reliable WAN connectivity between various customer locations.
  • Enhanced Port ? Provides all the functionality of a Qwest Private Port plus additional service customization, such as Internet access and quality of service (QoS) traffic prioritization options.
  • Port speeds up to 2.4 gigabits per second (Gbps).

?Qwest IP Solutions enables customers to use a more efficient network for their business because MPLS technology gives them simpler management and configuration, easier provisioning, and a highly scalable service,? said Derek Koecher, director, wholesale for Qwest. ?With Qwest IP Solutions, customers do not have to render their current networks obsolete. Instead, we help them use their existing investments to implement a better solution.?

Qwest IP Solutions leverages the extensive experience Qwest has in delivering iQ Networking? - the award-winning high-end data networking solutions for retail business and government customers.

?We?ve taken the best practices for iQ Networking and turned them into a compelling suite of services for our wholesale customers,? added Koecher. ?As we continue to enhance our overall IP portfolio, we will add new features and functionality to Qwest IP Solutions as well.?

Wholesale customers interested in learning more about Qwest IP Solutions may contact their Qwest representative or visit http://www.qwest.com/wholesale/promotions.html#promo3.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services. With approximately 40,000 employees, Qwest is committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.