DENVER — Qwest Communications is shopping for a new partner for its wireless cell phone service, a company that will help position the telecom for the future.

Qwest Communications Chief Executive Mueller (MILL'-er) told analysts Monday that they need a wireless product that can be integrated with other services in bundled packages.

Mueller said they will consider their current partner Sprint Corporation as well as other players in the wireless field.

Qwest Communications International currently resells wireless service from Sprint but it's branded with the Qwest name.

Mueller spoke at Qwest's analyst conference in New York.

Qwest is the primary telephone service provider in 14 mostly Western states and operates a nationwide fiber optics network.

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