Application Service Provider
Qwest Cyber.Solutions, DenverThe ASP space has grown very confused over the past year, as companies struggle to get the business case right. Our judges chose Qwest Cyber.Solutions, the ASP arm of Qwest Communications International, because it has managed to build a solid business in a very uncertain market. "Qwest Cyber.Solutions got the business model right, and identified real businesses in a very confused segment," Mine says.
Qwest, led by CEO John C. Charters, has proven that ASPs can sell their services to large enterprise customers. QCS won several of the industrys largest ASP contracts, including a $22 million contract from Expanets, and an $18 million contract from Redback Networks, as well as other contracts from Fortune 1500 clients such as DaimlerChrysler, JDS Uniphase and Mitsubishi. In the first quarter of this year, QCS lured $60 million in business when many other ASPs were going under.