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Press Release -- June 22nd, 2017
Source: CenturyLink

CenturyLink keeps Cisco Live always-on

MONROE, La., June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Every year, Cisco Live, Cisco’s IT and communications conference, draws thousands of attendees who expect seamless connectivity and always-on network availability. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) will help ensure this comes to fruition for more than 28,000 expected conference-goers on June 25-29 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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CenturyLink will support the Cisco Live Network Operations Center (NOC), delivering technology, monitoring, and control as well as expert on-site staff to enable high availability during the conference. CenturyLink has proudly supported the Cisco Live U.S. NOC since 2011.

This year’s deployment will be one of the largest total transport capacities for a trade show, providing bandwidth totaling 557 gigabits of connectivity. Additionally, one event during Cisco Live will be held at the T-Mobile Arena, where CenturyLink has been delivering network connectivity since the venue opened last year.

“We have a strong track record for building high-capacity networks designed to handle very challenging scenarios,” said Bill Hurley, chief marketing officer, CenturyLink. “Conference-goers expect to stay connected to the digital world, and CenturyLink understands what it takes to deliver dynamic networks that meet stringent demands. We are proud to deliver this service.”

CenturyLink works closely with the Cisco Live program team to build highly resilient scalable solutions on-site that deliver on the goals of Cisco Live. Michael McAfee, lead product manager, CenturyLink, has been working with the Cisco Live NOCs since 2011. “We know what works and have developed a set of best practices that we follow,” he said. “We’re accustomed to adapting to constantly changing circumstances.”

Additionally at Cisco Live, CenturyLink will demo its recently announced CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki solution at booth #2915. Attendees can see firsthand how this offering can simplify deployment and monitoring of Wi-Fi networks, security, wireless, phone, video surveillance and SD-WAN services through a single, cloud-based administrative dashboard. CenturyLink continues to be a committed partner in developing offerings that support Cisco solutions.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

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