Level 3 Launches High-Capacity Metropolitan Networks in Buenos Aires and Bogota

   Level 3 Launches High-Capacity Metropolitan Networks in Buenos Aires and
                                    Bogota

PR Newswire

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 26, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3
Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it is responding to customer
demand for more capacity and expanding its end-to-end service capabilities by
launching new high-speed metropolitan networks in Buenos Aires, Argentina and
Bogota, Colombia. These advanced, high capacity, high-bandwidth networks
greatly enhance services there. Level 3 has existing metropolitan high-speed
networks in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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"One of the main challenges data communications providers face is how to
develop an infrastructure that can manage the data traffic explosion resulting
from the complex system of integrated services and applications that companies
have to cope with on a daily basis," noted Gina Sanchez, Frost & Sullivan
telecommunication services industry analyst for Latin America. "Level 3's
high-capacity metropolitan networks are addressing this challenge, optimizing
customer connectivity and thus enhancing customer experience."

The new networks offer Level 3's customers in these markets a more robust
backbone, delivering up to 40 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) links to end
customers. Wholesale and enterprise customers also can build their own
backbones and dedicated networks, and interconnect with Level 3's and others'
data centers to build SAN (Storage Area Network), disaster recovery and cloud
services solutions.

In both Bogota and Buenos Aires, the networks have multiple high velocity
nodes throughout each metropolitan area, with a total capacity of 80x40Gbps
and the potential of upgrading to 80x100Gbps. Data centers, carrier points of
presence, and financial centers, among other high bandwidth locations, will
have easy access to these high capacity networks.

"Level 3 is always working to meet all the needs of our customers, and by
launching these metropolitan networks, we will be able to address our
customers' increasing demand for capacity in two very important markets in
Latin America," said Leonardo Barbero, Level 3's senior vice president and
chief marketing officer for Latin America. "The additional connectivity
provided by the new networks enables significantly faster network speed and
scalable capacity, giving an advantage to any customer doing business in
either market."

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 55 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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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; 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; defend
intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or
adaptation of its network to remain competitive; 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:
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
Paula.vivo@level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
 
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