Connectivity Between Key Facilities, In Addition To Network Management Services, Will Help Major Argentinian Cement Company Improve Operational Performance
Dec 10, 2013
BUENOS AIRES, Dec., 10, 2013 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced it has signed an agreement with Cementos Avellaneda S.A., one of the largest cement companies in Argentina, which has entrusted Level 3 with the management of dedicated links between its headquarters and affiliate facilities in Argentina and Uruguay. Cementos Avellaneda will also use Level 3’s network management services to oversee these connections and improve the efficiency, reliability and security of its business operations applications for its employees working in diverse locations across these two countries.
Prior to working with Level 3, Cementos Avellanda had its entire operations system - essential for the delivery and invoicing of its products in Argentina and Uruguay - distributed with database replication across different facilities. Due to continued business growth, Cementos Avellaneda faced the challenge of centralizing its network resources and ensuring information is readily accessible across all of its facilities and remote teams.
Level 3 provides the right combination of network connectivity and services to ensure Cementos Avellanda’s employees have the high availability of access to information and critical business applications necessary to improve overall operational performance. In addition to providing network services, Level 3 also replicated all of Cementos Avellaneda’s current MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) links, implementing a secondary network to provide consistent application performance and ensuring 24/7 data availability.
“We are very pleased that Level 3 was able to quickly establish these new links to all of our affiliates and provide us with the network services we need to better serve our customers,” said Fernando Castarés, provisioning & IT director for Cementos Avellaneda. “We are already seeing significant improvements in application speed and our email systems, and believe these network enhancements will greatly improve our continued ability to grow our business.”
“Our advanced network solutions provide the efficiency, reliability and security necessary to ensure the peak performance of Cementos Avellaneda’s critical invoicing and delivery systems,” said Luis Piccolo, Level 3’s vice president of Sales. “We are delighted to support Cementos Avellaneda’s business growth through our network connectivity and value-added solutions, helping them improve the essential operational excellence required to drive their business forward.”
For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.
About Cementos Avellaneda S.A.
Founded in 1919 the company is a manufacturer of Cements, Limes and Elaborate Concrete. Headquartered in the city of Buenos Aires, the Cements Division owns quarries and manufacturing plants in Olavarría, province of Buenos Aires, and La Calera, province of San Luis, in addition to several distribution centers in the provinces of Buenos Aires; San Luis, and Córdoba. The Concrete Division is headquartered in the city of San Justo, province of Buenos Aires, operating several plants in the city of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires.
Cementos Avellaneda provides IT management systems and services to its peer Cementos Artigas S.A. in Uruguay, with Cements and Elaborate Concrete divisions. Cementos Artigas owns several branches geographically distributed in Uruguay.
For more information visit: http://www.cavellaneda.com.ar/
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 500markets in 55 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, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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