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QSC IN THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CONSUMER ELECTRONICS STORE:<BR>High speed Internet access at the Compaq counter of the Saturn store in Hamburg

Cologne,16.10.2001 - Cologne company QSC AG will be demonstrating the power of its high speed Q-DSL Internet products at the Compaq counter in Hamburg's newly opened Saturn megastore, the world's biggest consumer electronics shop.

"Compaq hardware and QSC high speed Internet access complement each other perfectly", Bernd Schlobohm, QSC AG's CEO, explains his company's reason for the joint promotion. To mark the opening of the new Saturn megastore in Hamburg - which at 20,000 sq.m. is the world's largest consumer electronics shop - Compaq has turned a display area of 70 sq.m. into an electronic wonderland. Taking center stage in this elaborate show are eMovie & HomeCinema, eMusic and ePicture. QSC will use its broadband portal www.qurt.de to demonstrate the quality and brilliance of video streams on the basis of 1.5 Mbps attainable already today.

Cologne-based QSC AG now offers Q-DSL access in Germany's largest 40 cities, both for private customers (Q-DSL home) and small businesses (Q-DSL office). Q-DSL is available at a genuine flat rate of € 59 per month. Q-DSL customers are connected within around four weeks.

Further joint initiatives and an even closer working relationship between QSC and Compaq are currently being explored.

For more information on Q-DSL, check out www.q-dsl.de

Background information:
QSC AG (QSC) is a professional DSL provider in Germany. This technology makes efficient use of the 'last mile' on the basis of unbundled network access, thus multiplying data traffic speeds by a factor of several times compared with standard subscriber connections. QSC offers its business and residential customers broadband 'always-on' connections to the Internet, with up and downstream data transfer rates up to 2.3 Mbps. The company's broadband network covers the 40 largest cities in Germany and reaches more than 20 million potential users.
Since April 2000, QSC has been listed on the Neuer Markt [QSC] segment of the Frankfurt stock exchange and the New York Nasdaq [QSCG]. The company's IPO increased the equity capital by more than EUR 280 million to over EUR 420 million.

Founded in 1982, the Compaq Computer Corporation is now one of the world's leading suppliers of information technology and high-tech solutions for businesses. Compaq develops, produces and markets hardware, software, business solutions and services, including leading-edge data storage and computing solutions for companies, fault-tolerant solutions for crucial business applications, communications products, desktops and notebooks. Compaq products and services are available in more than 200 countries around the globe. More information at www.compaq.com and www.compaq.de.

For more information please contact:

Uta Teigel
Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 (0)-221-6698-281
Fax: +49 (0)-221-6698-289
E-mail: press@qsc.de