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Cologne, 18 November 2002. QSC AG, a provider of professional DSL services in Germany, has signed an agreement with the Munich-based mobile telephony provider O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG for the implementation and operation of Q-DSL lines in 103 O2 shops throughout Germany. The agreement was concluded for a two-year term. The connections were online on 15 November 2002 - following an installation phase of only six weeks.

Once O2 has networked its shops via Q-DSL, the mobile telephony company will install its own Virtual Private Network (VPN), over which it intends to handle the activation of subscriber accounts as well as all business processes.

"The crucial factors that led to selecting QSC as our DSL partner were the enormous flexibility in their product portfolio and the impressive service and consulting expertise of their sales operation", said Günter Weichinger, Head of Leased Line Management at O2. During the design and planning phase for the O2VPN, especially, QSC was able to respond flexibly at all times to the various requirements.

"This shows that we can respond optimally to the needs and requirements of large companies", says Joachim Herrmann, Head of Sales Business Customers at QSC AG.

About QSC

QSC AG (QSC) is a professional DSL provider in Germany, supplying business and residential customers with broadband leased line connections over ordinary telephone lines, as well as innovative services of the highest quality. The company now serves more than 40 of the largest cities in Germany with its broadband network infrastructure, thus enabling QSC to reach more than 25 percent of the population. QSC currently employs a workforce of 300.

For further details, please contact:

Claudia Zimmermann
Company Spokeswoman
Tel.: +49(0)221/6698-235
Fax: +49(0)221/6698-289
eMail: presse@qsc.de