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Qwest To Roll Out All-Optical IP Network

Posted: 01/2000

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Qwest To Roll Out All-Optical IP Network

Qwest Communications International Inc. (www.qwest.net)
has announced plans to roll out an all-optical Internet protocol (IP) network
that will provide customers with new Internet and managed bandwidth services
while reducing operation costs by as much as 70 percent over traditional network
technologies.

The optical carrier (OC)-192-speed network is slated to be deployed in the
first half of this year, expanding Qwest’s current 18,500-mile fiber network.
According to the company, the new network will use the latest optical technology
to deliver architecture that will decrease the number of network connection
points up to 90 percent and provision times by as much as 95 percent.


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