DENVER, April 2, 2008 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers, 1H08 1 report.

“We think this report validates Qwest as a leading nationwide provider of network services,” said Tom Richards, Qwest executive vice president of Business Markets Group. “We believe that placing in Gartner’s coveted Leaders Quadrant affirms that our strategy to increase broadband capacity and deliver simplified, integrated solutions is the right direction to best serve Qwest’s shareholders and customers.”
 
To develop the Magic Quadrant, Gartner analysts evaluate providers based on their vision, execution and input from other sources, including customers.
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About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

About Qwest

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

 

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