DUBLIN, IRELAND - June 5, 2001 - QoS Networks, a new generation network using intelligent,
high-performance routing to optimize content delivery with guaranteed Quality of Service
(QoS) - in a native IP environment - today announces that it has concluded negotiations with
WebUseNet Corp, the world's largest commercial provider of UseNet NNTP news, to provide
content distribution services for the next 3 years in a contract valued at more than $3
Under the terms of the deal QoS will provide intelligent IP services for the high-speed,
prioritized delivery of WebUseNet's content to customers, and WebUseNet will make its
media-rich content available to all QoS customers and end-users.
Commenting on the deal, Jim Valentine, CEO said, "The distribution of WebUseNet content
across QoS' advanced IP network provides customers with access to arguably the richest UseNet
content on the Internet. This agreement demonstrates the QoS commitment to the reliable
delivery of media-rich content. A long-term alliance with WebUseNet provides a solid platform
for customers to truly experience content delivery across an intelligent IP infrastructure."
Dwight Ringdhal, CEO of WebUseNet said, "We are pleased to have reached agreement with the
clear leader in the content distribution market. This long-term alliance will deliver our
content to broadband Internet users without the need to rely upon the congested public
peering points. We look forward to expanding the offering internationally with QoS as the
service demonstrates its clear competitive edge."
About WebUseNet Corp.
WebUseNet Corp. (an investor owned company) is among the world's largest commercial operators
of UseNet systems, providing commercial NNTP to over 600 ISPs, and over 12,000 retail
consumers. Receiving over 160Gb of new information every day and sending out over 1.9Tb
WebUseNet is one of the largest consumers of bandwidth on the Internet. WebUseNet also
operates a web compliant, NNTP protocol at www.WebUseNet.com their direct access, NNTP
protocol, is WebUseNet's flagship, http://www.usenetserver.com/
About QoS Networks
QoS Networks, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a new generation, high-performance,
totally customizable content-delivery network provider. Operating in a native IP environment
and built on open system standards, QoS Networks provides global, seamless coverage, speed,
classification and prioritization of traffic flows, as well as intelligence and value-added
services built directly into the network core. The company's patent-pending, network
architecture comprises a mesh of 21 POPs globally, interconnected via broadband technologies
- including all major commercial and Internet access centers around the world. Additionally,
QoS Networks has developed a proprietary Web-enabled interface known as Q-Access that enables
customers to change bandwidth and prioritization directly via the desktop. For further
information, visit the company online at: http://www.qosnetworks.net/
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