Qwest Communications Announces Opening of Tokyo Office

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Qwest Communications International Inc.

    TOKYO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Qwest Communications International Inc.
 (NYSE:   Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced the
 opening of its office in Tokyo to serve Japan businesses.
     Under the leadership of Qwest Japan president, Kimiaki Ueno, the Tokyo-
 based team will focus on identifying strategic partners and opportunities for
 growth and delivery of next-generation Internet communications and
 applications services to Japan.
     "We are pleased to have our Tokyo office in full operation as Qwest
 continues forward with plans to provide enterprises in Japan and the Asia
 Pacific region with a portfolio of best-in-class Internet and data services,
 as well as traditional telecommunications," said Ueno.  "Our intention is to
 create high value for customers through better technology and lower cost
 structures than our competitors."
     Qwest's Asia Pacific expansion plan also includes an investment in the
 13,000-mile undersea Japan-US Cable Network linking the United States to Japan
 and the Asia Pacific region.  This bandwidth will enable businesses and
 consumers in Asia Pacific to be connected to Qwest's North America backbone
 network.
     Qwest's Tokyo office is located at Sumitomo Higashi-Shinbashi Bldg. No.4,
 9-6 Shinbashi 6-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan.
 Telephone: +81-3-5733-3370.
 
     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(R)
 Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed
 and efficiency, spans more than 106,000 miles globally.  For more information,
 please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
 
     This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially
 from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents
 filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the
 most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility
 of Qwest's stock price, intense competition in the communications services
 market, changes in demand for Qwest's products and services, dependence on new
 product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new
 services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could
 require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of
 contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital
 expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in
 technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative
 environment affecting Qwest's business and delays in Qwest's ability to
 provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory,
 failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected
 synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of
 U S WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of
 Qwest and U S WEST.  This release may include analysts' estimates and other
 information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no
 responsibility.  Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts'
 expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-
 looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or
 to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
     The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of, and CyberCenter is a service
 mark of, Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other
 countries.
 
 

SOURCE Qwest Communications International Inc.
    TOKYO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Qwest Communications International Inc.
 (NYSE:   Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced the
 opening of its office in Tokyo to serve Japan businesses.
     Under the leadership of Qwest Japan president, Kimiaki Ueno, the Tokyo-
 based team will focus on identifying strategic partners and opportunities for
 growth and delivery of next-generation Internet communications and
 applications services to Japan.
     "We are pleased to have our Tokyo office in full operation as Qwest
 continues forward with plans to provide enterprises in Japan and the Asia
 Pacific region with a portfolio of best-in-class Internet and data services,
 as well as traditional telecommunications," said Ueno.  "Our intention is to
 create high value for customers through better technology and lower cost
 structures than our competitors."
     Qwest's Asia Pacific expansion plan also includes an investment in the
 13,000-mile undersea Japan-US Cable Network linking the United States to Japan
 and the Asia Pacific region.  This bandwidth will enable businesses and
 consumers in Asia Pacific to be connected to Qwest's North America backbone
 network.
     Qwest's Tokyo office is located at Sumitomo Higashi-Shinbashi Bldg. No.4,
 9-6 Shinbashi 6-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan.
 Telephone: +81-3-5733-3370.
 
     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(R)
 Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed
 and efficiency, spans more than 106,000 miles globally.  For more information,
 please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
 
     This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially
 from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents
 filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the
 most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility
 of Qwest's stock price, intense competition in the communications services
 market, changes in demand for Qwest's products and services, dependence on new
 product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new
 services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could
 require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of
 contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital
 expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in
 technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative
 environment affecting Qwest's business and delays in Qwest's ability to
 provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory,
 failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected
 synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of
 U S WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of
 Qwest and U S WEST.  This release may include analysts' estimates and other
 information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no
 responsibility.  Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts'
 expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-
 looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or
 to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
     The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of, and CyberCenter is a service
 mark of, Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other
 countries.
 
 SOURCE  Qwest Communications International Inc.