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Press Release -- December 4th, 2014
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Southern Cloud to Rely on Level 3 CDN to Distribute Streamed Media Services Worldwide

-- Level 3 CDN Uses IP-based Technology to Deliver Enhanced Quality and Cost Savings to Broadcast Networks

LONDON, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced Southern Cloud, an over-the-top (OTT) platform provider specialising in premium diaspora content, has selected Level 3 to provide Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. The Level 3 CDN will distribute high-quality, paid content via Southern Cloud's International TV platform, Cloudio TV, over multiple devices such as set-top boxes, Connected Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.

The combination of the Level 3 CDN with its global Internet Protocol (IP) and fibre network enables Southern Cloud to migrate satellite subscribers to an IP-based delivery model. This provides a combination of quality enhancements and cost savings, allowing broadcasters to offer an improved subscriber package for consumers in targeted diaspora communities around the world to view popular content from their native countries. These new capabilities will allow broadcasters to improve their overall cost structure, which can translate into lower entry points for end-users.

"We are looking forward to building a strong working relationship with Level 3. Its global CDN allows us to offer broadcasters a significantly larger reach than national OTT players, connecting them to their target diaspora groups around the world," said David Vargas-Racero, CEO at Southern Cloud and Cloudio TV. "Our shift to IP-based content delivery provides our broadcast customers with access to locations where traditional satellite distribution is not available. It ensures improved quality and increased cost efficiencies of up to 50 percent."

"Level 3 offers a global communications network to address the complex technology demands of enterprises worldwide," said Andrew Crouch, Regional President, EMEA, Level 3 Communications. "Our network reaches more than 500 markets in 60 countries, and will allow Southern Cloud's customers to securely and efficiently deliver video content, regardless of location."

In 2013, Level 3's CDN delivered 10 Exabytes of data – equivalent to more than 12 billion movie downloads per year or approximately 33 million per day (assuming 4 Gigabytes per movie). To learn more about Level 3's CDN solution visit: http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/data-and-internet/cdn-content-delivery-network/.

About Southern Cloud and Cloudio TV
Southern Cloud is a turn-key, modular and full service TV solution provider, focused on online, 24/7, fully interactive TV environments for own and third party customers, including a number of in-house and third-party services like content management, subscriber management and viewer statistics.  Southern Cloud is known for its diaspora and special interest content expertise and off-the-shelf, rapid go-to-market white label OTT solution. Cloudio TV, the international TV OTT platform, acquired the exclusive European and Middle East rights for the largest Indian media group as well as rights to the largest Brazil media group, transferring all their customers from satellite to OTT, including a pan-European network of resellers who provide a stable and continuous fast growing customer base.

For more information, visit www.SouthernCloud.net & www.cloudiotv.com.

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 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

The information contained under the caption "About Southern Cloud and Cloudio TV" has been provided by Southern Cloud, which is solely responsible for its content.

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 tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; 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.

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Beatrice Martin-Vignerte

Mark Stoutenberg

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beatrice.martin-vignerte@level3.com

mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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