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Press Release -- November 12th, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Named Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier at Global Carrier Awards 2015

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) won the award for Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier at Capacity Magazine's Global Carrier Awards 2015 in Paris on November 3, 2015.

Level 3 earned the honor for the launch of its new subsea cable, which helps increase connectivity between the region and parts of Central America. The new route provides enhanced connectivity and route diversity both into and throughout Latin America transmitting data and mobile communications more quickly to many key cities throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Key Facts:

  • Level 3's Colombia subsea cable landing station launched in 2015.
  • The fiber-optic undersea cable runs 300 kilometers to the seaport city of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast, then 154 kilometers over land to the city of Cali, where it connects with Level 3's national fiber optic network.
  • The subsea cable allows Colombia to transmit data and mobile communications to key cities throughout the Americas, also providing these cities with greater connectivity to seven of the main cities in Colombia: Armenia, Bogotá, Ibague, Manizales, Medellin, Pereira and Popayan.
  • Level 3, in Latin America, won the award for Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier at Capacity Magazine's Global Carrier Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
  • Winners were decided by a panel of more than 20 judges, which included leading analysts, industry experts and Capacity magazine's senior editorial team.

Key Quotes:

Hector Alonso, Level 3 Regional President, Latin America

"The award reinforces our commitment to maximizing Level 3's global reach to meet growing demands in the region. Level 3's investment in its Latin American network is key to achieving its goal to not only connect businesses in the region to international markets but also to provide large enterprises around the globe access to Latin American businesses and consumers. Being recognized as Best Latin America Carrier for the third time proves that Level 3 is one of the best wholesales carriers, with extensive network and data center facilities in Latin America, and is committed to serving our customers in the region."

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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, Vyvx, 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.

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

Media:

Investors:

Ashley Pritchard

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-5950

+ 1 720-888-2518

ashley.pritchard@level3.com

mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

Paula Vivo

Latin America

+55 11-3957-2424

Paula.Vivo@Level3.com

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