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Press Release -- June 29th, 2016
Source: Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Solutions Recognized in Gartner’s 2016 “Critical Capabilities for Wireline Telecom Services, U.S.”

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has been recognized in the February 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Wireline Telecom Services, U.S.1. Nine providers were evaluated on five use cases reflecting the most common networking scenarios enterprises are facing, including: Large Enterprise – Managed and Unmanaged services, Midsize Enterprise, Hybrid Core WAN Network and Branch Office wireline networking.

Critical Capabilities:

  • Gartner’s Critical Capabilities is a tool customers can use to evaluate the technology or service that best fits their needs. The tool provides a comparative analysis that scores competing products or services against Gartner’s set of critical differentiators.
  • Each service provider’s product or service is evaluated on a scale ranging from 1.00 to 5.00, with 1 being a “Poor” rating defined as “Most or all defined requirements not achieved” and 5 being an “Outstanding” rating defined as “Significantly exceeds requirements” in terms of how well it delivers and differentiates on each capability.
  • Gartner’s Critical Capabilities reports complement their Magic Quadrant analyses, providing deeper insight into the products and services offered in a region by multiple vendors.

Key Facts:

  • In Gartner’s 2016 “Critical Capabilities for Wireline Telecom Services, U.S.,” Level 3 received a 4.05 out of 5 in both Large-Enterprise Unmanaged and Hybrid Core WAN Network Use Cases.
  • Level 3 is positioned in the Challengers Quadrant in the January 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, a report evaluating 12 network service providers on the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute on services and strategy.

Key Quotes:
Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer, Level 3
“As a global network services provider, we understand the needs of businesses evolve, but what remains consistent is the desire to have network solutions that address growth, efficiency and security while enabling an exceptional customer experience. This is why Level 3 is committed to making it easy for enterprises to do business with us by offering secure, agile and efficient solutions.”

Additional Resources:
The Gartner Critical Capabilities for Wireline Telecom, U.S., February 2016 report is available at:

About the Gartner Critical Capabilities Report:
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner, Critical Capabilities for U.S. Wireline Telecom Services, U.S., February 2016Danellie Young, Sorell Slaymaker. Published: 29 February 2016

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: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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 risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; 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; 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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