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QSC concludes international VPN contract with the Müller Group

Cologne, October 11, 2011. Following an extensive tendering process, Cologne-based ICT provider QSC AG has been chosen to provide backup networking for national and international subsidiaries of Fischach-Aretsried-based (Bavaria) Theo Müller GmbH & Co. KG.

The Theo Müller Group includes subsidiaries with such prestigious brands as Müller, Weihenstephan, Sachsenmilch, and Käserei Loose. In Europe, the Müller Group employs a workforce of nearly 4,700 employees, generating total revenues of approximately € 2.2 billion.

QSC AG will install and operate backup networking services for Müller's European subsidiaries, including locations in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland. The individual locations will be linked-up using different technologies and bandwidths of 2-10 Mbit/s, allowing, for example, for communication between SAP or Microsoft Office applications.

With nearly 75 percent, the share of revenues generated outside of Germany in relation to the total contract value is particularly high. QSC views this new contract as a significant step towards international networking activities. Correspondingly, QSC Management Board member, Thomas Stoek, views the Company as being optimally positioned: "We possess long experience in building and operating professional corporate networks. As an example, we are already cooperating with the respective top ten certified carriers of a region and are currently providing customers in 200 countries with tailored networking services at the respective region's technologically most advanced level." The contract will initially run for 36 months.

About QSC: QSC - ICT solutions for small and mid-size enterprises

Cologne-based QSC AG offers small and mid-size enterprises an extensive range of ICT services - from telephony, data transfer, Housing and Hosting right through to IT Outsourcing and IT Consulting. With its subsidiaries INFO AG, a full-line provider of IT services headquartered in Hamburg, and IP Partner AG, a Housing and Hosting specialist headquartered in Nuremberg, the QSC Group numbers among the leading mid-size providers of ICT services in Germany. QSC offers custom-tailored Managed Services for individual ICT needs, as well as a comprehensive product portfolio for customers and marketing partners that can be modularly adapted to suit the communications and IT needs in question. QSC offers its services on the basis of its own Next Generation Networks (NGN) and operates an Open Access platform, which unites a wide range of broadband technologies. QSC AG employs a workforce of some 1,300 people and is listed on the TecDAX index.

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