Qwest Appoints Key Executives To Carrier Markets Group

DENVER -- Qwest Communications International Inc. (Nasdaq: QWST) announced today that it has appointed Paul Prante as regional vice president - Carrier Sales East and Edward J. Mulcahy as regional vice president - Carrier Sales West. Both will report to Gregory M. Casey, senior vice president of Carrier Markets, Qwest's business unit that markets to telecommunications service providers.

Prante joins Qwest from Interstate Fibernet, where he had responsibility for sales of fiber optic communications services to the carrier industry. Before Interstate, Prante was responsible for carrier sales for Premier Communications and Telecom USA.

Mulcahy comes to Qwest from Frontier Corporation where he was responsible for western region carrier sales for all carrier products. Mulcahy has several years of carrier sales experience including ALC Communications and Vyvx Communications.

"Both Paul and Ed bring a long history of successful sales management in the carrier market segment to Qwest," said Casey. "This will be extremely important as we continue to complete segments of our new network and have greater network coverage available for our customers. With the new Qwest network, we are now offering high capacity service to Internet service providers and other data communications entities and, of course, continue to serve the traditional long distance carrier market."

About Qwest Qwest Communications International, Inc. (Nasdaq: QWST) is a multimedia communications company building a high-capacity, fiber optic network for the 21st century. Qwest's planned domestic network will connect 125 cities, which represent approximately 80 percent of the data and voice traffic originating in the United States, upon its completion in the second quarter of 1999. Qwest is also extending its network 1,400 miles into Mexico with completion slated for late third quarter 1998. With its cutting-edge technology, Qwest will deliver high-quality voice, data and video connectivity securely and reliably to businesses, consumers and other communications service providers.

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