Level 3 Opens New Data Center in Cali, Colombia

CALI, Colombia, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. [http://www.level3.com/?cid=L3PRR_DCCALI_LEVEL3_11215] announced the expansion of its global data center network with the opening of its newest data center facility in Latin America on December 28, 2015. Located in Cali, Colombia, the new data center meets all of Level 3's Premier Elite data center standards, offering redundant high-density power and cooling systems, multi-tier security and direct connectivity to Level 3's global network.

Level 3 operates 17 data centers in 14 key cities and business centers in Latin America, including two Premier Elite data centers in Bogota, the capital of Colombia. Offering high-density power, redundancy, security and scalability, these centers are well equipped to support rising enterprise requirements and applications.

Key Facts:

-- The Cali data center will connect to Level 3's global network, with
service available in approximately 500 markets in 60 countries.
-- It will offer customers in Valle del Cauca access to Level 3 Cloud
Connect Solutions, with private network access to leading cloud
-- The data center is located near the Colombian Pacific coast, where Level
3 activated a subsea cable landing station in 2015.
-- Dual-mode secured access systems are available to address security and
compliance requirements.

About Level 3's Data Center Network:

-- Level 3 operates more than 350 data centers worldwide, divided into
Premier Elite, Premier Select and Premier facilities.
-- Level 3's global data center footprint offers a streamlined solution
with its direct connectivity to its high-availability global fiber
networks, metro market reach and comprehensive services portfolio.
-- Level 3 meets a wide variety of data center demands, ranging from cloud
and virtual services to hosting, storage and backup to operating system

Key Quote:

Felipe Gómez Jaramillo, Data Center and Security Director, Level 3 Colombia

"We decided to add this data center in Cali because it is the main urban and economic engine for Southwest Colombia. Level 3's fiber optic cable runs undersea for 300 kilometers to the seaport city of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast and then 154 kilometers over land to the city of Cali making Valle del Cauca an important city for a data center."

Key Resources:

-- Level 3 Data Centers - Video

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. For more information, please visit www.level3.com [http://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

Paula Vivo

Latin America



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