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Press Release -- May 31st, 2012
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Vyvx Solutions Transmits Live HD Sporting Events from Japan to Brazil

Vyvx Solutions Debuts in Brazil with Live Soccer Match Broadcast

SAO PAULO, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has successfully transmitted major broadcast sporting events to Brazil, the first live broadcast in the country using Level 3's Vyvx Solutions. The broadcast consisted of two professional women's soccer matches and was transmitted in high definition (HD) from Tokyo to Sao Paulo.

"This high-profile broadcast was important to soccer fans in Brazil, and for the first time in the country, it gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the unsurpassed quality of a Vyvx Solutions broadcast," said Leonardo Barbero, Level 3´s senior vice president and chief marketing officer in Latin America and the Caribbean. "As part of our standard process, the unilateral feeds of this broadcast entailed several trials prior to the live events, ensuring a flawless final transmission and demonstrating our continued commitment to delivering high-quality video broadcasts in major markets around the world."

The broadcast from Japan to Brazil included active monitoring of the transmission over Level 3's secure network for more than six hours to ensure consistent broadcast quality for Brazilian audiences.

Level 3´s Vyvx Solutions has been available for more than 20 years and currently offers services in Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America with a high-quality track record in domestic and global full-service video transmission solutions. Vyvx Solutions can be customized for video broadcast transmissions of any type and from various locations, supporting some of the largest global media and entertainment companies by helping carry high-profile news, sports, entertainment and other special event broadcasts.

For more information on Level 3's Vyvx Solutions, visit http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/video/vyvx/.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc.(NYSE:LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and 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 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; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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.

Contact Information
Media: Investors:
Jon Paul McLeary Mark Stoutenberg
North America +1 720-888-2518
+1 720-888-3244 Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
jonpaul.mcleary@level3.com 
Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11 3957 2424
Paula.Vivo@level3.com

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