Verne Global Works with Level 3 to Provide New Global Connectivity for Customers

Level 3 to Implement Point-of-Presence in Iceland Data Centre to Meet Customer Demand for Global Network Services

Jun 09, 2015, 04:00 ET from Level 3 Communications, Inc.

LONDON, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, a developer of energy efficient data centres, has turned to Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) to implement an Internet Protocol (IP)-driven Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Iceland. The collaboration will help meet demand from Verne Global's customers to connect to more than 40 new countries accessible through direct connectivity to Level 3's global network.

Verne Global, with its carrier-neutral campus located in Iceland, is committed to offer customers connectivity on a worldwide scale. Level 3 served customers with Content Delivery Network (CDN) services via Reykjavik, but did not have an existing IP-driven PoP connecting to its global network in Iceland – leading both companies to explore how to connect the Level 3 infrastructure into Verne Global's data centre campus.

Once the connection of the Level 3 network into Verne Global's Iceland data centre campus is complete, Verne Global's customers will be able to access Level 3's global network and extensive portfolio of IP, Virtual Private Network, CDN, cloud and collaboration solutions.

Customers will also have multiple secure ways to connect to their international sites, selecting the cloud and data centre services that best fit their desired networking requirements. Because Verne Global's connectivity will now be scalable with increased resiliency and decreased latency, customers will have access to a high-availability network solution able to run mission-critical applications both locally and globally.

Andrew Crouch, regional president, EMEA and GAM Division, Level 3, said: "Enterprises are increasingly dependent on global connectivity to support their growth objectives, and having the right infrastructure in place to support this can make a significant difference to organisations' bottom line. We work with companies such as Verne Global to provide not only the global network infrastructure and solutions that businesses are demanding, but also an excellent customer experience."

Dominic Ward, vice president of Corporate Development at Verne Global, said: "Iceland is an ideal location for businesses to house their data, as it is the central point for a wide variety of key locations. Working with Level 3 will ensure that our customers have even more international access with increased global connectivity, allowing them to expand their presence in territories they may not have even considered until now."

About Verne Global
Verne Global, a UK company, is an innovative developer of energy efficient data centre campuses located in Keflavik, Iceland. Verne Global offers its clients scalable and secure data centre solutions that combine unparalleled cost savings and renewable energy to meet the business demands of a data driven economy.  Discover how companies like BMW Group, RMS and CCP Games are lowering their operational costs and going green with their data at www.verneglobal.com 

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 over 60 countries across 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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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 tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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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