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QSC statement on RegTP line-sharing decision

Cologne, 18 March 2002 - The German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post (RegTP) today announced its decision on the pricing for line-sharing as requested by Deutsche Telekom AG. According to RegTP, Deutsche Telekom must make part of the telephone line's frequency band available to private-sector competitors for a monthly charge of Euro 4.77.

Bernd Schlobohm, CEO of QSC AG, comments on the decision by saying "The Regulatory Authority has set a price that is well below the Euro 14.65 demanded by Deutsche Telekom. While the line-sharing price might seem acceptable in a European comparison, it is far too high in comparison to the approved Deutsche Telekom T-DSL price of Euro 8.61. This vindicates QSC's strategy of addressing its high-quality services at the business customer market first and foremost."

QSC AG (QSC) is Germany's professional DSL provider, 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 reaching more than 20 million potential users. QSC currently employs a workforce of 280.

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Claudia Zimmermann
Corporate Communications
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