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Press Release -- October 11th, 2011
Source: Level 3 Communications
Tags: Colocation, Exchange, Expansion, Video

Level 3 Expands Enterprise Services in Germany

Enhances Robust Service Portfolio to Keep German Businesses Globally Connected, Secure and Competitive

MUNICH, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has expanded its available services in Germany to offer its entire portfolio of enterprise services, including VPN, DIA, website accelerator services, managed DDoS protection and other services to customers throughout the country. The full range of services uniquely positions Level 3 to support the expansive growth in Germany, particularly in online commerce. Level 3's full-service portfolio, delivered over its scalable and secure network, enables enterprises across Germany to compete more effectively in the global market.

"Enterprise demand for secure, reliable and high-performing connectivity continues to grow in Germany, but the choice of global service providers, especially those who excel in providing solutions for online commerce, was somewhat limited – until now," said James Heard, regional president of EMEA for Level 3. "Level 3 is increasing its focus on the German enterprise market to now include access to Level 3's enterprise services and next-generation services, along with an international network that can quickly scale to meet evolving business needs and a locally based team that is focused on delivering a superior customer experience."

In addition to its transport, colocation and IP services that it has previously offered in the market, Level 3 will now also offer the following services directly to German enterprises:

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services
  • Direct Internet Access (DIA) Service
  • Website Accelerator Services
  • Managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection
  • Level 3 Managed Services
  • Storage Area Networking (SAN) Services
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services
  • Direct Internet Access (DIA) Service
  • Website Accelerator Services
  • Managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection
  • Level 3 Managed Services
  • Collaboration Services
  • Voice and SIP Trunking
  • Storage Area Networking (SAN) Services
  • Remote Managed Colocation Services (RMCS)

While all of Level 3's services are available to customers throughout Europe, Germany is the first European country in which Level 3 has launched a full-scale, integrated enterprise marketing program and built a specialized sales organization on the ground to support the program. Level 3 plans to roll out its enterprise services to additional European countries to address growing and evolving communications needs.

Level 3 provides service over 165,000 intercity, metro and subsea fiber route miles with presence in more than 45 countries, providing a size and depth of connectivity on a broad scale.

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

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a premier international provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers' growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements 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. The most 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, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; a discontinuation of the development and expansion of the Internet as a communications medium and marketplace for the distribution and consumption of data and video; and disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3's ability to obtain additional financing. Additional factors include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase and maintain the volume of traffic on its network; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; and meet all of the terms and conditions of 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
720-888-3991 720-888-2518
Monica.Martinez@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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