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New Cloud-based Video Conferencing Solution Simplifies Enterprise Communications Level 3 Works with Blue Jeans Network to Provide Next-generation Video Service that is Easy to Use Across Any Video Collaboration Platform

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced a new cloud-based video conferencing solution to boost productivity and improve the bottom line for enterprises through enhanced collaboration capabilities. Working with Blue Jeans Network, the new video conferencing service is engineered to be seamless and easy to use across any video platform, removing the traditional barriers to integrated video conferencing.

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There is a growing market demand for a simple, integrated video conferencing solution that will work seamlessly across multiple video platforms – from dedicated telepresence rooms to individual video-enabled applications and mobile devices. Additionally, growing use of video for remote collaboration is increasing network bandwidth demands and making implementations more complex.

Level 3's cloud-based solution eliminates this complexity, enhancing its already comprehensive collaboration services portfolio. The new solution operates without the need of dedicated IT staff and improves efficiency while avoiding the traditional costs associated with video conferencing implementation. There is no hardware investment necessary, and it operates off of a reservation-less model, enabling on-demand video communication regardless of the platform.

"The rapid emergence of personal video capabilities among Internet-connected desktop and mobile devices, coupled with the increasing enterprise demand for traditional video-conferencing capabilities, has created a new and unique market for an 'any-to-any,' ubiquitous video conferencing service," said Bruno Zerbib, Level 3's vice president of Product Management. "This new solution demonstrates our focus on global enterprises, passion for reliability and overall commitment to providing a superior customer experience. We're excited to work with Blue Jeans to add this new offering to our collaboration product portfolio and believe that we are uniquely positioned to address the diverse and complex collaborative needs of distributed organizations."

"Easy-to-use, accessible video collaboration services provide customers with a level of flexibility and interoperability that needs to be the new standard of enterprise communications," said Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO and co-founder of Blue Jeans Network. "Market interest in these unified video solutions continues to be strong, and we are pleased to be working with Level 3 as part of its enhanced service capabilities and continued dedication to increasing service reliability and customer satisfaction."

For more information on Level 3's advanced collaboration services portfolio, visit http://www.level3.com/en/resource-library/brochure/collaboration-overview/.

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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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; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; 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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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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