Level 3 Services Improve Dafiti's Site Security, Speed and Performance

SAO PAULO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has entered into an agreement with online retailer Dafiti, one of the largest fashion e-commerce companies in Brazil, to provide hosting and infrastructure services. Under the agreement, Level 3 also provides Internet access and data redundancy via its Premier Elite data centers in Brazil.

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Dafiti's online retail business has reached 50 million monthly visits and 25 million unique visitors shopping for clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as beauty and home products. 

"It is essential that our customers have positive experiences, such as a safe, fast and easy-to-navigate site, supporting a large number of visits," explained Rodrigo Rodrigues, CIO at Dafiti. "This is the recipe to generate sales growth, and Level 3 services are necessary to support and guarantee the high availability of our online store."

"We are committed to providing advanced services and technologies for e-commerce portals in Brazil and in the world, contributing to the betterment of a market that has grown considerably, and improving the consumer experience," said Marcos Malfatti, senior sales vice-president at Level 3 Brazil. "We are pleased to support an e-commerce leader such as Dafiti."

After the completion of the project, Dafiti will count on Level 3 technology to support its web presence through data centers throughout Brazil, with customers' traffic automatically forwarded to a site with optimal performance at that moment, and helping increase even further Dafiti's sales performance and availability.

In Brazil, Level 3 provides managed services through its data center facilities in Cotia, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro.

For more information about Level 3's data center services, please visit:
http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/managed-value-add/data-center-services/data-center-management-hosting-services/

About Dafiti
Dafiti is a company that specializes in online commerce of clothes, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products. Operating in Brazil since January 2011, the company scored the largest growth among the e-commerce fashion companies in the country. Among the brand differentials is freight free of charge, payment in up to 12 installments and up to 30 days for free exchange or refund. The company goal is to offer the best online purchasing experience and to become the first choice in fashion online shopping. To find out more, please visit www.dafiti.com.br.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.  For more information, visit www.level3.com.

Website Access to Company Information
Level 3 maintains a corporate website at www.level3.com, and you can find additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that website at http://lvlt.client.shareholder.com/.  Level 3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3 routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

The information contained under the caption "About Dafiti" has been provided by Dafiti, which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement

Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Investors:

Richard Larris

Mark Stoutenberg

North America

+ 1 720-888-2518

+1 973-937-0153

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

 Richard.Larris@Level3.com                                           




Paula Vivo


Latin America


+55 11-3957-2424


Paula.Vivo@level3.com


SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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