Level 3 Launches Carrier Neutral Secure Cellular Service

Enterprises Benefit from Redundancy and On-Demand Opportunities

BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. [http://www.level3.com/?cid=L3PRR_security_102015] is launching a new product, Level 3 Secure Access Cellular Service, that uses both cellular and security technologies to provide a redundant and scalable option for Internet connectivity. This product is useful to businesses on two fronts. First, it supplies redundancy for business continuity capabilities. Second, it enables enterprise customers to take advantage of on-demand economy opportunities like rapid network connectivity deployment for site expansions and pop-up stores for retailers. Level 3 Secure Access Cellular is the latest addition to Level 3's growing portfolio of managed security services, which includes its network-based DDoS Mitigation [http://www.level3.com/en/products/ddos-mitigation/?cid=L3PRR_DDoSlink_102015] product launched in February 2015.

Key Facts:

-- Level 3 Secure Access Cellular is now available in North America and
will be available winter 2015 in Europe and spring 2016 in Latin
-- Level 3 Secure Access Cellular service provides a cost-effective,
reliable, secure alternative to purchasing diverse network paths.
-- This solution is cellular carrier-agnostic.
-- Level 3 manages the connection with mainstream cellular providers.

Product Information:

-- Level 3 Secure Access Cellular uses multi-vendor cellular connectivity
to provide customers a back-up network connection for remote or branch
locations, if a customer's normal fiber connection is disrupted.
-- If a disruption occurs, the solution is designed to switch from a
dedicated Level 3 MPLS/IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to
cellular backup connectivity through a LTE network. This cellular
backup, the Secure Access Site product tunnel (IPsec), runs over a
cellular 3G or 4G network instead of a broadband or DSL connection.
-- For additional product information, visit the Secure Access Cellular
ebpage_102015] service Web page.

Key Quotes:
Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3 Communications
"Retail CIO's rank security among their highest-priorities. In today's cyber landscape, we know we need to provide a secure and reliable solution for their network connections. Secure Access Cellular gives enterprises added protection for business continuity so they don't lose productivity, especially with the holiday season right around the corner."

Chris Richter, Senior Vice President of Global Security Services, Level 3 Communications
"At Level 3, we continue to enhance our security services portfolio to meet the growing requirements of our customers to protect their data without compromising network performance. Secure Access Cellular provides enterprises a dependable and flexible solution that combines backup connectivity with robust network security."

Additional Resources:

-- 3 Reasons Your Business Needs Secure Cellular Infographic
-- Level 3 Secure Access Product Brochure

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 or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© 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: 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

Media: Investors:

Ashley Pritchard Mark Stoutenberg

+1-720-888-5950 +1-720-888-2518

ashley.pritchard@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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