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Qwest to Build National Net With Corvis

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Corvis Corporation (NASDAQ: CORV), the only company delivering intelligent all-optical networking solutions, today announced that Qwest Communications International Inc. will deploy Corvis’ CorWave ON product suite in the development of a nationwide all-optical express network. Expanding the product scope of its previously announced contract with Qwest, Corvis will now provide its CorWave ON all-optical transmission and switching products in addition to the CorWave LR ultra-high capacity dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system.

“Corvis’ new technology will help Qwest move its data-intensive, distance-independent traffic to an all-optical express layer,” said Mike Perusse, Qwest’s senior vice president of engineering and technology. “This will allow us to eliminate electronic conversions in the network and drive down costs.”

Qwest and Corvis will also work together to develop OC-768 next-generation transmission technologies. This R&D partnership will leverage Corvis’ lead in 40-Gbps soliton transmission and Raman amplification products with Qwest’s commitment to next-generation new product introductions.

Corvis Corp.
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