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Press Release -- January 19th, 2016
Source: Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Expands its Global Network in Southern Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc.(NYSE:LVLT, news, filings), increased capacity on its fiber-optic network in Southern Brazil, from Porto Alegre (RS) to Curitiba (PR), providing higher availability, lower latency and higher resiliency to the regional structure throughoutSouthern Brazil. The expansion provides customers with access to Level 3’s enhanced network capabilities and portfolio of data, security, video, voice and unified communications solutions to support today’s emerging technologies. Through this expansion, customers will benefit from cost-effective, alternative options to route traffic and connect between the south of Brazil and other business centers around the globe.

Key Facts:

  • The network expansion will help customers respond to the growing demand for larger Internet capacity for voice, video and data to meet end-user expectations.
  • Level 3’s global IP backbone capacity is more than 42 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, Global IP traffic has increased more than fivefold in the past 5 years, and will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years. IP traffic in Latin America will reach 12.9 exabytes per month by 2019.
  • The additional 250 Gbps of capacity between Porto Alegre and Curitiba enables lower latency and increased redundancy and route diversity for the region.
  • Several cities will benefit from this improvement including Lajeado, Bento Gonçalves and Vacaria in Rio Grande do Sul, as well as the regions of Lages in Santa Catarina and Mafra in Paraná.

About Level 3’s Network:

  • Level 3 operates a global network that reaches more than 500 markets and 60 countries.
  • Level 3’s network consists of more than 330,000 km of fiber globally, with more than 175,000 km of intercity fiber, more than 53,000 km of undersea cables and more than 102,000 km of metro networks.
  • Level 3′ s network in Brazil goes from Porto Alegre to Fortaleza, hitting different cities and regions such as Vale do Itajaí, Curitiba, Londrina, São Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, Recife andFortaleza.

Key Quote:

Marcos Malfatti, Senior VP and Executive Director for Level 3 Brazil

“We believe the lure of faster and more secure Internet traffic will act as an additional growth incentive for businesses in the region as more enterprises benefit from our network investment. Companies are tapping into bandwidth-heavy content such as HD video, image-filled Web pages and streamed music to meet their customers’ needs. The right infrastructure — with flexible capacity and redundancy – will be key for a smooth and fast delivery of content.”

Key Resources

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.

© 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



Ashley Pritchard

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-5950

+ 1 720-888-2518

Paula Vivo

Latin America

+55 11-3957-2424

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