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Press Release -- February 28th, 2018
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CenturyLink’s Data Center in Peru receives Tier III Certification From Uptime Institute

LIMA, Peru, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Perú S.A., a subsidiary of the global communications and IT provider CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL, news, filings), received Tier III Concurrently Maintainable Certification of Design Documents from Uptime Institute for its new space in its data center in Lima, Peru. The certification recognizes high design standards for data center infrastructure and capability.

"We know our customers depend on us for a reliable data center experience, and we are committed to delivering a secure, efficient and scalable solution," said Juan José Calderón, sales support leader for data center, security and cloud services at CenturyLink Peru. "To achieve this certification, a deep analysis was completed, enabling us to build a facility designed around our customers' security needs and the quality of services provided to them. It was by taking this approach in the design of the data center we were able to meet the high standards demanded by the Uptime Institute."

This is the fifth CenturyLink Tier III certified data center in Latin America. Customers can access the redundant, reliable data center services, laying a solid IT foundation for organizations both large and small.

Key Facts:

The Tier III Certification of Design Documents recognition indicates the data center's design meets the demands determined by the global parameter system and the norms of the Uptime Institute for simultaneous maintenance.
Data center operators have the ability to isolate components and perform planned maintenance without suspending the data center's operations or affecting IT operations.
CenturyLink operates more than 360 data centers worldwide, including 17 in Latin America.
The CenturyLink Perú data center is managed by an on-site team of experienced technical specialists and the facility meets the latest specifications for earthquake preparedness, as well as industry guidelines for design of energy and environmental conditioning from Uptime Institute for a Tier III data center.
CenturyLink's data centers host both CenturyLink's and customers' IT environments.
CenturyLink's global data center footprint has direct connectivity to its more than 720,000 kilometers (450,000 miles) of fiber network and metro market reach, serving customers in more than 60 countries.
About the Uptime Institute and Tier III Certification

The Uptime Institute is an independent international consulting organization, recognized as a reference for market practices on data center critical infrastructure.

In general, a Tier III design certification is based on a review of the design documents, and takes into consideration the planned construction and operation of the data center, including physical and logical safety structures, air conditioning and power structures, in addition to operational procedures and the ability to identify and isolate issues. It demonstrates that the data center is designed to allow maintenance of specific areas without impacting other parts of the infrastructure.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Contacts:

Media:
D. Nikki Wheeler
+1 720-888-0560
Nikki.Wheeler@centurylink.com
Latin America Media:
Paula Vivo
+55 11-3957-2424
paula.vivo@centurylink.com

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