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Press Release -- June 23rd, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications

Promedon Selects Level 3 to Connect its Medical Branches Around the World with Video Conferencing Services


Jun 22, 2015

Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, June 22, 2015 – Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) announced a new contract with Promedon, a leading medical researcher and provider of innovative medical technology, for its Enhanced Video Collaboration Solution. This new product, developed in Latin America by Level 3, offers enterprise video conferencing solutions that are accessible from any location through multiple devices and can be accessed from both private and public networks.

Promedon is expanding into new locations and needed a way to accelerate the flow of business information between offices. Level 3 will provide Promedon connectivity services and high definition video conferencing between its various locations to improve productivity and interoffice communications. Promedon is using the solution in locations across the globe, including its headquarters in Cordoba, Argentina, and its branches in: Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Rosenheim, Germany; and Mexico City, Mexico.

Leveraging the Solution for Promedon

To set up this solution, Level 3 enhanced its bandwidth capabilities and added new configurations to the IP/MPLS links, providing high-speed data transmission and high definition digital voice and video on a single connection for each site. As part of this initiative, Level 3 installed terminal equipment rooms in each of Promedon’s branches, allowing for high definition digital video connections and software that can be installed on laptops, tablets and smartphones. This offers a variety of access possibilities for virtual video conference rooms, which receive 24/7 support from Level 3’s operational Video Network Operating Center (NOC) in the region. The solution also uses the technology supplied by Polycom.

Key Quotes

“We needed to improve and optimize our long-distance communications between our various branches in an effort to increase productivity,” said Gonzalo Ferreyra, IT corporate manager for Promedon. “Thanks to Level 3’s video solution, we consolidated our presence, significantly improved our response times, enhanced interpersonal relationships across the company and saved on travel expenses.”

“Promedon is a leader in the medical technology market, and we are proud to be a part of its business growth by contributing to the improvement of its connectivity and internal communications,” said Luis Piccolo, vice president of Sales for Level 3 for Argentina, Chile and Peru. “We are delighted to know our network services will allow them to continue expanding their business.”

Additional Product Details

Level 3’s Enhanced Video Collaboration Solution provides the security, reliability and scalability of a private cloud, based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology that supports the service, and the flexibility and reach of the public Internet, thereby offering optimal availability and accessibility.

Based on a simple commercial plan that is easily adapted to different needs, customers can purchase access to the Level 3 Enhanced Video Collaboration services through a monthly payment plan without any upfront investment or fixed costs. This allows companies to align costs based on their growth and guarantees a steady flow of functional updates that minimize risks, be they operational or through technological obsolescence.

About Promedon
Promedon is an international leader in the research, development, production and distribution of innovative medical technology, working in more than 60 countries around the world. Since 1985, it has contributed to medical progress through the research, manufacturing and sale of products for urology, urogynecology and coloproctology, with the goal of improving patients’ lives. It is one of the most recognized companies in this market at a global level. Additionally, it is a leader in the distribution of arthroscopy and arthroplasty solutions in Argentina and Chile, and spine, neurosurgery and reconstructive surgery solutions in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Promedon is headquartered is in Cordoba, Argentina, the same city in which the company was founded in 1985, but the company also has commercial offices located in the most important cities in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

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 or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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The information contained under the caption “About Promedon” has been provided by Promedon, 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.

Contact Information
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