Increased Demand for High-Quality Content Delivery Spurs Level 3 To Expand Global CDN Footprint Company Increases Presence in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced a substantial expansion to its content delivery network (CDN), increasing its footprint with new points of presence (PoP) in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The expansion, which will be completed by the end of 2013, focuses on regions with fast-growing broadband populations that offer a significant market opportunity for Level 3 as well as local and global enterprises.
"Level 3 has a strategic focus around growing its content delivery network to address the ever-increasing globalization and mobility of entertainment, news and sports content," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. "This current expansion, along with Level 3's expansion into Latin America in 2012, shows our commitment to providing secure scalable network resources and solutions for customers around the world to grow their businesses and reach audiences worldwide. We will continue to extend our reach as it makes sense for our business and our customers."
Level 3 reported its quarterly earnings Oct. 30, which showed that its CDN revenue grew 37 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012.
Level 3 is expanding to key Internet hubs that attract a combination of local and global enterprises. Specific markets include:
- Sofia, Bulgaria
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Oslo, Norway
- Warsaw, Poland
- Chelyabinsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg, Russia
- Doha, Qatar
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Cairo, Egypt
- Republic of Djibouti
- Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya
- Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
- Sydney, Australia
- Hong Kong, China
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Tokyo, Japan
- São Paulo, Brazil
- Santiago, Chile
- Bogota, Colombia
- Quito, Ecuador
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Lima, Peru
"The growth we're seeing in just a year's time is astonishing," continued Taylor. "With expansions in EMEA, Asia and LATAM, we are building a network for the future of Internet consumption and the massive adoption of mobile platforms."
For more information on Level 3's advanced network and expanded CDN footprint, visit www.level3videocloud.com/map.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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