Level 3 Expands Dynamic Ethernet Services to Asia Pacific

SDN Solutions Designed for Enterprise Digital Transformation

BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global businesses are in the midst of a digital transformation that is accelerating the need for agile, secure networking solutions. To help enterprises achieve greater visibility and control over their networks, Level 3 Communications, Inc. [http://www.level3.com/?cid=L3PRR-EEE-3716] is expanding its award-winning Metro 2.0 global Ethernet platform [https://www.mef.net/2016_MEF_Excellence_Awards] and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to the Asia-Pacific region.

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Enterprises can now access Level 3's agile Ethernet platform from two access points each in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, for a total of six access points in the region.

Learn more about how Level 3's agile Ethernet platform can help businesses reduce costs, enhance operations and remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace: http://www.level3.com/en/products/ethernet/ [http://www.level3.com/en/products/ethernet/].

Level 3 Ethernet and SDN by the Numbers:



-- Level 3 Ethernet services reach more than 290 markets around the world
with flexible bandwidth options ranging from 2 Mbps to 6 Gbps.
-- For Level 3 customers taking advantage of Level 3's SDN-based solutions
platform, Adaptive Network Control Solutions (ANCS) with Dynamic
Capacity, data utilization thresholds drive more than 70 percent of
monthly events.
-- Enterprises currently employing Level 3's Dynamic Capacity drive more
than 1,500 bandwidth scalability events per month, with as many as 75
percent occurring during normal business hours to reduce IT resource
constraints.

Key Facts:



-- Level 3's Ethernet platform provides full E-Line and E-Access product
capabilities inclusive of Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and
Ethernet Private Line (EPL), for global end-to-end connectivity to on-
and off-net locations.
-- This expansion further delivers on Level 3's goal to provide a single,
global Ethernet product suite that offers a customer-defined networking
experience, one that offers bandwidth scaling on demand and in near real
time.
-- With Level 3 Ethernet solutions, enterprises have the performance of
private connectivity, scalable bandwidth and custom configuration
options ideal for secure connections between corporate headquarters,
public and private data centers and public, private and hybrid cloud
environments.

Level 3 in APAC:



-- Level 3 began operating in Asia Pacific in 2004; the company has 14
on-net markets throughout Asia Pacific with service reach to more than
50 markets in the region.
-- Level 3 recently announced the deployment of DDoS scrubbing centers in
Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore
[http://news.level3.com/2017-01-15-Level-3-Opens-Asia-Pacific-DDoS-Scrub
bing-Centers-in-Hong-Kong-Tokyo-and-Singapore].
-- Level 3 offers global cloud and data center connectivity to businesses
in the region, with on-ramps to AWS as well as to Microsoft Azure in
Singapore.
-- In addition to its agile Ethernet services, Level 3 offers customers in
the region Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Direct Internet Access,
managed services, unified communications, content delivery networks
(CDN) and security solutions.

Key Quotes:
Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3
"Growth, efficiency and security are what global enterprises need to remain relevant and competitive in the new digital economy. Our expansion in the region puts real-time information and control into the hands of the business to support the seamless, trusted experience demanded by their employees, partners and customers."

Ricky Chau, Vice President of Sales for the Asia Pacific Region, Level 3
"As enterprises evolve, they rely on network solutions that can easily scale and adapt to the needs of the business. The expansion of Level 3's dynamic Ethernet services to strategic markets in Asia Pacific not only demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the region, it is the next step in delivering a customer-defined networking experience over a single, global Ethernet product suite."

Additional Resources:



-- See a map of Level 3's global Ethernet deployment
[http://www.level3.com/-/media/files/maps/en_dataserv_mp_ethernetexpansi
on.pdf]
-- Watch a video on Level 3's SDN-based Adaptive Network Control Solutions
[http://www.level3.com/en/resource-library/vd-adaptive-network-control-b
andwidth-on-demand/]
-- Learn more about Level 3's Ethernet solutions
[http://www.level3.com/~/media/files/factsheets/en_ethernet_fs_ethernetm
atrix.pdf?cid=L3PRR-EEE-3716]

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. 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. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com [http://www.level3.com/] or get to know us on Twitter [https://twitter.com/Level3], Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/#!/level3] and LinkedIn [http://www.linkedin.com/company/level-3-communications].

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, 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.


Contact Information

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