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Press Release -- January 30th, 2012
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Typhon Selects Level 3 IP Services to Connect International Operations, Differentiate Service Offering

French Hosting Company to Expand Relationship with Level 3; Offers Customers Increased Global Connectivity with Level 3's Network

LONDON,Jan. 30, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.(NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that hosting company Typhon has selected Level 3 to provide high-speed IP services connecting Typhon's international data center operations. The new agreement expands the three-year relationship between the companies, during which Level 3 has been serving as Typhon's primary IP transit provider in Europe and the U.S.

Typhon, Level 3's original IP customer in its Telehouse 3 point-of-presence (PoP) located in Magny-les-Hameaux, will take advantage of Level 3's network capacity, resilient service and global network reach to enhance their competitive position by offering the global connectivity that hosting customers are increasingly demanding.

"As a quickly growing company that depends on customer recommendations, we needed a provider who is as keenly focused on quality of service and delivering an exceptional customer experience as we are," said Jules Vo-Dinh, co-founder and CEO of Typhon. "After working with Level 3 for several years now, we knew they would deliver that winning combination — along with the network reach and performance — and enable us to rise above the competition and better serve our customers."

In addition to IP services, Typhon also relies on Level 3 for transatlantic capacity to interconnect Typhon's North America and French operation centers over a dedicated transport link.

"Because we offer IP services in all of the data centers where Typhon has operations, we can deliver the capacity that will support their growth, and the reach that will provide them with a resilient service in their Paris-area points of presence," said James Heard, regional president of EMEA for Level 3. "This agreement represents Level 3's commitment to serving hosting providers and content providers, and to helping our customers leverage the investments we've made in our network to make them more successful."

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.(NYSE: LVLT) is a premier global 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 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'sSECfilings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with theSEC.

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 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
U.S. Media: Investors:
Monica Martinez Mark Stoutenberg
+1 720-888-3991 +1 720-888-2518
Monica.Martinez@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
International Media:
Nigel Brown
+44 3300607342
Nigel.Brown@Level3.com

SOURCE  Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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