London Data Centre Connects to Level 3's Global Network Direct access to the Level 3 global network provides fast, affordable connectivity for small- and medium-sized businesses

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it is now directly connecting a newly refurbished London data centre, offering the data centre and its customers the ability to connect to Level 3's scalable and secure network reaching more than 45 countries and 450 cities around the world. The company's new connectivity in the London Data Exchange (LDeX)-owned facility in North London is targeted towards benefitting small- and medium-sized enterprises as they increasingly demand fast, secure and highly reliable fibre-based connectivity to their customers, employees and partners around the world.

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As a result of the connectivity, hosting and associated services will offer enterprises scalable, secure and high-speed access to critical data, with flexibility to grow as and when they need to. The new point of direct access at the LDeX facility is part of the company's strategy to offer customers a platform on which to build their business by enhancing data centre connectivity options available in European markets and globally.   

"The Level 3 global network enables an increasing number of businesses in a wide range of sectors to connect to a secure and highly reliable network with local, national and global reach," said James Heard, Level 3 regional president of EMEA. "Every company's connectivity needs are different, and we are dedicated in our aim to meeting those diverse needs with a robust global network infrastructure."    

"Our enterprise customers at our advanced data centre depend on us to provide robust, secure access to the markets they need to reach, and at the same time, provide reliable access to their own critical data at the facility," said Rob Garbutt, CEO at LDeX. "Now, with our facility connected directly to the Level 3 Network and its scale and capabilities, customers can do business in markets around the world with immediate and direct connectivity solutions."

For more information on Level 3's advanced global network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com

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.

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.

Contact Information




Media:

Investors:

Monica Martinez

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-3991

+1 720-888-2518

Monica.Martinez@Level3.com 

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com



UK/EMEA Media:


Nigel Brown


+44 791 742 6664


Nigel.Brown@Level3.com                                                                                 


 

 

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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