Level 3 Receives ISO/IEC 27001 Certification for its Data Center in Argentina

Level 3 Receives ISO/IEC 27001 Certification for its Data Center in Argentina

Data Center Certification ensures adherence to strictest information security

PR Newswire

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 6, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications,
Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced its subsidiary, Level 3 Argentina S.A., has
been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification for the Advanced Security
Testing (AST) service in its data center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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The ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification is an internationally recognized standard
that helps ensure the practice of adequate and proportionate security controls
to safeguard customers' information and intellectual property assets. Granted
for a period of three years, the Certification was approved after two
extensive audits conducted by TUV Rheinland, a provider of technical, safety
and certification services.

"This certification is of great significance because it underscores the
extensive measures Level 3 has implemented to protect our customers' personal,
confidential data and information systems," said Gabriel del Campo, Level 3's
senior vice president of Data Centers for Latin America. "The Certification
required comprehensive effort to define the best strategy; adding new roles,
functions, processes, and procedures; and implementing technology improvements
including extra controls to safeguard our data center services environment."

Level 3's AST services are a suite of solutions that protect confidentiality,
integrity and availability of our customers' information systems. It is a
preventive security consultation service that assesses and analyzes
information system risks and vulnerabilities in a timely manner.

Level 3's Premier Elite data center in Buenos Aires also is ISO 9001
certified, a worldwide quality management certification that allows our
customers to meet industry standards and regulations.

For more information about Level 3's data center services, please visit:

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.

Website Access to Company Information
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
website at http://lvlt.client.shareholder.com/. Level 3 uses its website as a
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:
Richard Larris            Mark Stoutenberg
+1 973-937-0153           + 1 720-888-2518
Richard.Larris@Level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11-3957-2424

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
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