International Service Company Serco Group Selects Level 3 as Communications
LONDON, Nov. 21, 2012
-- Signs a five-year contract to enhance efficiency, performance
LONDON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
LVLT) has announced that Serco Group Plc, the FTSE 100 international service
company, has selected Level 3 to deliver converged IP network services for
data, voice and video applications.
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The arrangement will consolidate Serco's data, voice and video services with
Level 3, simplifying vendor management and enhancing both operational and cost
efficiencies. With conferencing and unified communication services enhanced by
Level 3's network, Serco will also be able to deliver a better experience to
its employees and better service to its customers with faster and secure
access to global applications, faster deployment of successful processes to
international offices and consistent pricing and service offerings.
"Level 3's differentiated service, its global capabilities as well as its
ability and experience in delivering services to a global customer base, made
it clear that they were the provider of choice," said Garry Fingland, Chief
Information Officer, Serco Group.
This is a major step for Serco moving to a single supplier which will give the
business the scalable, flexible and secure telecoms network to support future
business development. With Level 3's collaboration services and global
network, Serco aims to extend the value of the new relationship across the
company and, as a result, enhance the services and overall experience
delivered to its customers.
"Our primary objective was to help Serco operate more efficiently by enabling
its employees to quickly and easily communicate with each other via audio, web
and video, and we'll be able to achieve that over our global network," said
James Heard, Level 3 Regional President of EMEA. "The efficiencies and
operational effectiveness created by our services will allow Serco to better
serve its customers."
Following the awarding of the contract, Level 3 is continuing to develop its
relationship with Serco in terms of delivering converged IP network services
across the globe.
For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings,
visit www.level3.com .
About Serco Serco is a FTSE 100 international service company, which combines
commercial know-how with a deep service ethos.
Around the world, we improve essential services by managing people, processes,
technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design
innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the
Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner
with a solid track record of providing assured service excellence. Our people
offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aviation, BPO,
defence, education, environmental services, facilities management, health,
home affairs, information and communications technology, knowledge services,
local government, science and nuclear, transport, welfare to work and the
More information can be found at www.serco.com
This information provided by Serco which is solely responsible for its
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. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries
of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com .
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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.
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.
Monica Martinez Mark Stoutenberg
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