HP awards five-year, $125 million agreement to MCI for advanced communications services

July 14, 2004

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ASHBURN, Va. -- MCI, Inc., (NASDAQ: MCIP) today announced it has been awarded a five-year, $125 million agreement with HP to deliver advanced communications services and is now one of HP's selected communications providers. Under the terms of the agreement, MCI also will continue to provide HP with secure Internet remote access services, enhanced contact center services and SkyTel wireless paging and messaging services.

"This deal extends our recent contract wins to more than $1 billion and further supports our commitment and success in managed services," said Jarrett Appleby, senior vice president of MCI Solutions. "This is a perfect example of how MCI's services can enhance a customer's business operations as well as its business relationships. Together, we will explore mutually beneficial opportunities for our respective customers."

MCI will become one of the selected providers for the HP Managed Services Systems Integrator for Telecommunications Program, helping HP fulfill strategic outsourcing needs for its business customers in North and South America through MCI's managed services unit, MCI Solutions. Through this expanded relationship, MCI also plans to incorporate HP capabilities into its MCI Solutions portfolio to meet the individual requirements of its enterprise customers.

"MCI's extensive global IP footprint and hosting assets are an ideal fit for HP to deliver next-generation communications services for our managed services customers," said Ray Webb, director of managed network services, HP. "We've successfully counted on MCI's communications expertise for the past nine years, and we look forward to growing our business capabilities with the ongoing quality service and support we've come to expect from them."

Separately, HP today announced a five-year, $112 million outsourcing agreement with MCI to provide day-to-day technical support services for up to 36,000 notebook and desktop computers for its employees at more than 600 MCI locations across the United States.

MCI Inc. (Nasdaq: MCIP)

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