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Press Release -- December 7th, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Editora Globo Boosts Its Infrastructure Capacity with Level 3’s Data Center Services

São Paulo, Brazil, December 7, 2015 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) and Editora Globo, a Grupo Globo company, entered into an agreement in which Level 3 will deliver 300 Mbps of secure Internet access, 2 Gbps of Ethernet LAN connection and data center services.

Challenge:

As one of the largest media groups in Latin America, Editora Globo needed to update its physical and technology infrastructures to support business growth. In 2015, when the company decided to move its offices and data servers, they looked to an external company to host its servers to reduce costs and maximize efficiency.

Solution:

The media powerhouse selected Level 3 because of the availability of expert support for the media segment for its high capacity and for the excellent economics the situation created. The move to servers in Level 3’s data center in Cotia, São Paulo, helped Editora Globo maintain cost efficiencies and securely share critical data to its locations throughout the country. A secure 2 Gbps access connects Editora Globo’s office in São Paulo to Level 3’s Data Center, allowing redundant access to hosted information. The 300 Mbps Internet link provides capacity so the company can quickly publish information on the Web.

Level 3 Data Centers in Latin America:

Level 3’s data centers in Latin America meet high standards for power supply and infrastructure. Additionally, the carrier neutral centers are located directly on the Level 3 network, reducing latency and optimizing capacity.

Level 3 recently activated a new power station at the Cotia Data Center that provides enough capacity to power approximately 25 percent of the city, providing a safety net for power and cooling issues.

Key Quotes:

Marcos Malfatti, Senior Vice President of Sales, Level 3 in Brazil

“Providing the flexibility for businesses to grow has been a key differentiator for Level 3 in Brazil. With our reliable service, skilled experts and robust infrastructure, we have been able to provide Brazil’s major media conglomerate Editora Globo with a powerful solution for their technology needs.”

Rodrigo Gosling, Technology Director, Editora Globo

“We were evaluating the possibility of moving the physical location of our office, but with the high costs of real estate plus the necessary infrastructure adjustments required to build a new data center, we decided to migrate part of our infrastructure to an external partner. Level 3’s facilities have the necessary stability and security conditions to host our servers. Level 3’s service and implementation teams for this project were always available and worked in a quick and efficient manner to support our IT team, all crucial factors for our decision in contracting Level 3’s services.”

About Editora Globo

Editora Globo is a company from Grupo Globo, the largest media group in Brazil. Founded 63 years ago, its portfolio includes trademarks such as ÉPOCA, QUEM Acontece, Época NEGÓCIOS, Marie Claire, Casa e Jardim, Casa e Comida, Crescer, Autoesporte, Galileu, Pequenas Empresas & Grandes Negócios, Globo Rural and Monet, in addition to female aggregator: Meus 5 Minutos. Fully connected to its readers and consumers, Editora Globo is present in all platforms, producing an independent journalism that anticipates the transformations of society and helps build a better world. A joint venture established with Condé Nast, world reference among magazine publishers, brought into the Brazilian market titles like Vogue, Casa Vogue, GQ and Glamour. In the area of books, Globo Livros is proud to have in its portfolio great names of both national and international literature. For more information, please visit http://corp.editoraglobo.globo.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.

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The information contained under the caption "About Editora Globo” has been provided by Editora Globo, 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.

For further information: Media: Ashley Pritchard +1 720-888-5950 ashley.pritchard@level3.com; Latin America: Paula Vivo +55 11-3957-2424 paula.vivo@level3.com; Investors: Mark Stoutenberg + 1 720-888-2518 mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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