Qwest Communications And KPNQwest Provide Global Internet Communications Services To BMC Software

Denver, March 8, 2001 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, and KPNQwest (Nasdaq, ASE: KQIP), the leading pan-European Internet and data communications company, today announced they will provide broadband network services to BMC Software Inc. (Nasdaq: BMCS), the leading provider of e-business systems management, in a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement.

Qwest and KPNQwest will provide BMC Software with asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network services throughout the United States and Europe. This seamless intercontinental network will link 25 of BMC Software?s offices worldwide and enable the company to transport massive amounts of data quickly, securely and reliably between its operations.

?Qwest and KPNQwest have delivered a broadband network that we believe really addresses our need for flexible networking,? said Steve Reeves, BMC Software?s director of global operations. ?With an ATM network that connects seamlessly between the United States and Europe, we are able to act efficiently as a global company.?

?The combination of Qwest?s global presence with a high-speed broadband Internet communications network is a perfect fit for BMC Software?s expanding needs,? said Joel Arnold, senior vice president, global business markets for Qwest. ?Through this agreement, Qwest and KPNQwest continue to demonstrate our unique ability to serve customers with a complete enterprise solution around the world.?

?BMC Software is a leader in the provisioning of software solutions for global businesses,? said Rhett Williams, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of KPNQwest. ?The 50-city KPNQwest pan-European network, linked seamlessly to the 150-city Qwest North American network, gives BMC Software?s corporate network the security, speed and intercontinental reach to further accelerate their communications. The combined Qwest-KPNQwest solution is further proof of the benefits of having a seamlessly integrated intercontinental network with the consistency of service and scalability of design that brings tangible business advantages to global players such as BMC Software.?

In addition to the transatlantic broadband network, Qwest is providing dedicated Internet access and domestic frame relay and long-distance services to the company.

About BMC Software

One of the world's largest independent software vendors, BMC Software delivers the most comprehensive e-business systems management software with the fastest guaranteed implementation. This Service AssuranceTM strategy enhances the availability, performance and recoverability of companies' business-critical applications. Companies can use this management methodology to demonstrate their ability to deliver optimal service to their customers and partners by joining BMC Software OnSiteTM, a certification program which includes solution implementation and regular HealthChecks performed by BMC Software Professional Services.

BMC Software is a Forbes 500 company and a member of the SP 500, with fiscal year 2000 revenues exceeding $1.7 billion. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices worldwide. For more information please visit BMC Software's Web site at www.bmc.com, or call 800-841-2031 or 713-918-8800.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 104,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.

About KPNQwest

KPNQwest (NASDAQ, ASE: KQIP) is a leading facilities-based, pan-European provider of data-centric services based on Internet Protocol (IP). It is deploying a technologically advanced 20,000 km fiber-optic network connecting 50 cities throughout Europe and provides a full portfolio of data-centric IP-based services and other advanced telecommunications services. KPNQwest is one of the largest business ISPs in Europe with operations in 15 countries. KPNQwest has thirteen CyberCenters and has announced plans to build up to eighteen mega-CyberCenters across Europe, on its high-capacity fiber-optic network to provide web-hosting, application sharing and telehousing services. Website: www.kpnqwest.com

Qwest Media Contact:
Matt Barkett

Qwest Investor Contact:
Lee Wolfe

KPNQwest Media Contact:
Piers Schreiber
+31 23 568 7612

KPNQwest Investor Contact:
Jerry Yohananov
+31 23 568 7602

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