Level 3 Launches New Data Center Service in Latin America

          Level 3 Launches New Data Center Service in Latin America

Offers a Fully Managed, Secure Virtual Computing and Storage Environment over
an End-to-end Network that Guarantees Resource Availability and Enables Burst
Consumption

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 02, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 02, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced that it is launching Level 3 Dynamic Enterprise
Computing, a new data center service in Latin America. The new service is a
managed hosting solution that offers customers the flexibility to define their
computing needs and pay according to resource usage, while guaranteeing
resource availability.

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With the increasing reliance on cloud-based solutions for mission-critical
applications, enterprises require not only the flexibility of traditional
cloud solutions, but also the peace of mind that hosting services will perform
when needed most. Traditional cloud solutions offer customers on-demand
services and utility-based pricing, but they do not always guarantee resource
availability or provide secure, end-to-end network performance.

"Level 3's new Dynamic Enterprise Computing service is a fundamentally
ground-breaking new way to look at the provisioning of data center services,"
said Leonardo Barbero, Level 3's senior vice president and chief marketing
officer for Latin America. "With this model, Level 3's Latin American
customers have the ability to scale their resources as their business needs
grow, improve efficiency by allocating resources where needed, and increase
their security by leveraging hosting services from a provider dedicated to
end-to-end protection. Level 3 Dynamic Enterprise Computing offers our
customers a secure enterprise computing environment on a highly available
platform, incorporating the flexibility and assurance of resources that
enterprises have been seeking when choosing an infrastructure-as-a-service
solution."

Level 3 Dynamic Enterprise Computing is designed to offer virtual computing,
storage and security elements with a revolutionary framework for customers
that combines the assurance of computing resource availability with a dynamic
pricing model based on resource consumption. Additionally, the new service
does not limit resource availability when needs exceed expectation, enabling
customers to rapidly scale, or burst, on computing resource consumption to
cover business needs as they arise. The new service also provides managed
services for operating systems and databases.

"Latin America's fast growing economies and businesses are demanding scalable,
good quality and inexpensive telecommunications services," stated Elia San
Miguel, principal research analyst at Gartner. "The region continues to look
promising as a hyper-growth market because colocation, hosting and managed
services have a high uptake, primarily from multinationals looking to expand
their market presence."

Specific to the Brazilian market, a recent Gartner study surveying enterprise
IT decision-makers found that 60 percent of respondents planned to allocate
some of their 2012 external IT services budget to cloud computing related
services. ("Emerging Market Analysis: IT, Brazil 2012 and Beyond," 2012)

Level 3, a dedicated and multi-tenant data center provider, operates more than
350 data center facilities in North America, Europe and Latin America. These
facilities can offer any of three levels of service, ranging from traditional
network equipment hosting to a more holistic support for managed IT solutions.
Additionally, Level 3's data centers are designed to provide scalable
solutions that enable customers to expand their enterprise application
resources rapidly or to enhance business continuity programs. Connectivity
among sites is available via Level 3's 165,000 intercity, metro and subsea
fiber route miles.

For more information on Level 3's data center offerings, visit
http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/managed-value-add/data-center-services/data-center-facilities/.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries
over 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

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provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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Level 3 maintains a corporate website at www.level3.com, and you can find
additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that
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channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3
routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the
company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor
Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of
Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K,
10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with
the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and
Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate
Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and
investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor
Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is
not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document
unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

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 Global Crossing
acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage
risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain
additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the
financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing
for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network;
develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and
network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer
demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes
that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual
property and proprietary rights; 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:
Jon Paul McLeary          Mark Stoutenberg
720-888-3244              720-888-2518
JonPaul.McLeary@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11 3957 2424
Paula.Vivo@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
 
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