March 19, 2010
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that the company will deliver high-speed network services for PT. Telkom Indonesia International (TII), a wholly owned subsidiary of PT. Telkom Indonesia. Under the terms of the agreement, TII will use Level 3's landing station connectivity at the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable system. Level 3's services provide a diverse and scalable extension of TII's network to data and Internet traffic in the United States.
"Telkom Indonesia International relies on Level 3 as a key component of our global network infrastructure," said Mulia P. Tambunan, CEO of Telkom Indonesia International. "AAG is our first direct cable to the U.S. and connecting to Level 3 high-speed IP services will provide us better network service quality and connectivity to meet the growing communications needs of Indonesian consumers and businesses."
Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will provide TII with U.S. wavelength and high-speed IP services. TII will use Level 3 wavelength transport services to backhaul data and Internet traffic between the AAG cable landing station and the Level 3 gateway in Los Angeles.
From the Level 3 gateway, Level 3 high-speed IP transit services will provide nationwide connectivity for TII. The combination of Level 3 wavelength and high-speed IP services with direct connectivity to AAG offers Telkom Group more efficient and cost-effective delivery of global communications for more than 100 million end-user customers.
"Telkom Indonesia as a group is committed to delivering world-class services to their end-user customers," said Andrew Crouch, president of Wholesale Markets for Level 3. "As increased broadband and wireless penetration continues to drive demand for U.S. network services, Level 3 is well positioned to meet that demand for international carriers."
Level 3 offers a broad suite of network services to carry network traffic delivered to the United States via terrestrial border crossings or subsea cable landing stations. Level 3 interconnects with more than 40 subsea cables in North America and Europe and offers one of the world's largest IP transit networks to meet the growing demands for global communications.
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