CenturyLink meets growing demand for bandwidth with nationwide, metro and international 100 Gbps deployment

  CenturyLink meets growing demand for bandwidth with nationwide, metro and
                      international 100 Gbps deployment

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., Nov. 14, 2012

MONROE, La., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has
completed an upgrade of its network and is now delivering speeds of 100
Gigabits per second (Gbps) nationwide across its backbone and in more than 50
metropolitan locations across the United States. The company also recently
deployed 100 Gbps in Singapore and London, with more international cities
planned for early 2013.

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Through its next generation converged optical service platforms, CenturyLink
can now deliver its dedicated 100 Gigabit Ethernet Optical Wavelength Service
to enterprise and wholesale businesses in the United States and in select
international cities. Additional capabilities will be deployed in early 2013,
including connectivity to Savvis cloud, hosting and colocation services, data
centers and customer business locations. Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a
global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises.

With data consumption on the rise, CenturyLink's upgraded network will be able
to accommodate the bandwidth demand driven by cloud computing, mobile traffic,
big data and video streaming with Ethernet-based service delivery to customer
sites.

"Responding to the increasing broadband demands and supporting new business
applications is a priority for us, which is why we began the transition to 100
Gbps a couple of years ago," said Pieter Poll, CenturyLink senior vice
president of national and international network planning, engineering and
construction. "These speed and capacity improvements will provide customer
services that deliver fully managed, end-to-end optical networks designed to
meet the specific needs of banks and financial institutions, government
agencies, enterprises, carriers and Internet service providers."

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink^TM Prism^TM TV
and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Stephanie Meisse, +1-419-755-8433 stephanie.n.meisse@centurylink.com
 
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