MCI WorldCom Will Now Be Generation D

FRAMINGHAM (04/13/2000) - MCI WorldCom Inc. announced today that it is pooling all of its Web activities under the name Generation D (for digital). The company said it would add another 12 data centers over the coming months and promote Web site and application hosting services for both large and small businesses.

The company said an "e-business tool kit" and "turnkey Web solutions" are in the works, but didn't describe either of those initiatives in more detail.

MCI WorldCom said the Web offerings under the Generation D name would include both its own products and services and those from partnerships with other companies, although President and CEO Bernard Ebbers declined to name any of the partners.

One analyst said MCI WorldCom's announcement was so general that it remains to be seen how much is new and how much is a restatement of what the company is already doing.

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