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SWOT ANALYSIS ON Qwest Communications International - November 30th, 2010

Qwest Communications International, Inc. (pronounced like "quest", pronounced /ˈkwɛst/) (NYSE: Q) is a large telecommunications carrier. Qwest provides local service in 14 western U.S. states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Qwest provides voice, backbone data services, and digital television in some areas. It operates in three segments: Wireline Services, Wireless Services, and Other Services. The Wireline Services segment provides local voice, long distance voice, and data and Internet (DSL) services to consumers, businesses, and wholesale customers, as well as access services to wholesale customers. The Wireless Services segment is achieved by a partnership with Verizon Wireless. Qwest also partners with DirecTV to provide digital television service to its customers. In Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Omaha, Qwest offers Qwest Choice TV. The Other Services segment primarily involves the sublease of real estate assets, such as space in office buildings, warehouses, and other properties.


Strengths[*] Broad portfolio of wireless devises[*] Extremely capable network capacity - both physical (fiber optics) and wireless (including a growing 3G network)[*] AT&T Wireless exclusivity with Apple's iPhone[/list] Being a boss.


Weaknesses
[*] Network that at times is not able to handle the growing number of customers[*] Customer service
Balance sheet -- company more leveraged than competitors within the industry.
45% of cellular business directly related to the iphone.
High percentage of dropped calls
Reputation

Opportunities[*] Potential purchases of other smaller wireless networks[*] Development of four G network[*] Development of more exclusive products such as iPhone
Further industry consolidation (acquisitions).
Wireless growth, particularly through its partnership with Apple/iPhone.
Emerging markets/global expansion.
Further industry growth with 4G technology.


Threats[*] Increasing ferocious competition in the wireless arena[*] Too much emphasis on iPhone[*]Potential disasters or technical problems that can lead to system outages
Emerging technologies -- falling behind smaller, more nimble companies and operators.
Price competition within industry pressuring margins.
Weather damage to antennas and transmission lines.
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Qwest Communications International, Inc. (pronounced like "quest", pronounced /ˈkwɛst/) (NYSE: Q) is a large telecommunications carrier. Qwest provides local service in 14 western U.S. states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Qwest provides voice, backbone data services, and digital television in some areas. It operates in three segments: Wireline Services, Wireless Services, and Other Services. The Wireline Services segment provides local voice, long distance voice, and data and Internet (DSL) services to consumers, businesses, and wholesale customers, as well as access services to wholesale customers. The Wireless Services segment is achieved by a partnership with Verizon Wireless. Qwest also partners with DirecTV to provide digital television service to its customers. In Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Omaha, Qwest offers Qwest Choice TV. The Other Services segment primarily involves the sublease of real estate assets, such as space in office buildings, warehouses, and other properties.


Strengths[*] Broad portfolio of wireless devises[*] Extremely capable network capacity - both physical (fiber optics) and wireless (including a growing 3G network)[*] AT&T Wireless exclusivity with Apple's iPhone[/list] Being a boss.


Weaknesses
[*] Network that at times is not able to handle the growing number of customers[*] Customer service
Balance sheet -- company more leveraged than competitors within the industry.
45% of cellular business directly related to the iphone.
High percentage of dropped calls
Reputation

Opportunities[*] Potential purchases of other smaller wireless networks[*] Development of four G network[*] Development of more exclusive products such as iPhone
Further industry consolidation (acquisitions).
Wireless growth, particularly through its partnership with Apple/iPhone.
Emerging markets/global expansion.
Further industry growth with 4G technology.


Threats[*] Increasing ferocious competition in the wireless arena[*] Too much emphasis on iPhone[*]Potential disasters or technical problems that can lead to system outages
Emerging technologies -- falling behind smaller, more nimble companies and operators.
Price competition within industry pressuring margins.
Weather damage to antennas and transmission lines.
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