Qwest Communications Expands VoIP Solutions for Enterprise Customers With IP Centrex Prime?

DENVER, October 6, 2004 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced continued expansion of its voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service portfolio with IP Centrex Prime, an IP-enabled interface that helps enterprise business customers with multiple locations and mobile workforces migrate from traditional PBX connections to a robust VoIP solution.

Through IP Centrex Prime, enterprise customers on traditional Centrex or PBX networks can easily migrate to an IP-converged voice and data network, while retaining the call quality and reliability of a PBX. Migrated customers benefit from reduced equipment costs and simplified management of moving and adding phone services for a changing workforce.

IP Centrex Prime retains traditional Centrex features, such as call forwarding, call waiting, and three-way calling to more sophisticated telephony applications used to monitor a company?s multiple telephone numbers.

?Qwest?s enterprise customers doing business in multiple locations will find convenience and reliability in IP Centrex Prime,? said Scott Simanson, vice president of Qwest product management. ?Qwest is committed to enabling the seamless migration of our existing enterprise business customers to VoIP; and IP Centrex Prime is, for many customers, a first step in part of a larger VoIP strategy.?

Qwest launched its national voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solution for business customers earlier this year. Called Qwest OneFlex?, the solution is another step in Qwest?s strategic deployment of nationwide VoIP capabilities for both business and residential customers. Qwest OneFlex leverages Qwest?s national IP network to give customers a single-source solution comprising local and long-distance voice service as well as high-speed Internet access.

Qwest currently carries 1.8 billion minutes of VoIP traffic per month over its national IP network.

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Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services. With more than 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.

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