The Dune Group Improves Global Online Retail Experience with Level 3's Solution

    The Dune Group Improves Global Online Retail Experience with Level 3's

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, April 12, 2013

-- Level 3's CDN services support leading retail group's multichannel strategy

LONDON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
LVLT) today announced that it has been selected by The Dune Group, a major
international retailer, to deliver enhanced Content Delivery Network (CDN)
services to help improve the speed and efficiency of its online retail
platforms and support the company's growth in markets outside of the U.K.

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The Dune Group, a leading footwear and accessories retailer, is leveraging
Level 3's Site Transformer, part of the Level 3 Web Acceleration product
suite, to enhance the OMNI-channel retail environment. With these services,
The Group will better manage significant increases in website traffic, even
during seasonal peak demands, whilst maintaining a consistently high-quality
customer experience.

"Customers are interacting with us through multiple digital channels whilst
considering their purchase decisions, with online traffic increasing by over
30% on a like-for-like basis and online sales accounting for 20% of overall
group revenue," said Jamie Ovenden, IT Director, The Dune Group. "Level 3's
enhanced CDN solution delivers the capacity and speed we need to ensure an
exceptional customer experience across what we see as a market leading, OMNI
channel environment, and we're experiencing an improvement of around 50% in
the speed of the site and a 4-times increase in capacity."

The Dune Group will use Level 3's Site Transformer to seamlessly transform its
website performance and enable The Group to instantaneously render web pages
and applications on desktops, mobiles and other devices.

Level 3's global CDN will also help The Dune Group to continue growing its
customer base outside its core U.K. market. The level of the company's
international customers has more than doubled over the last 12 months. With
over 60 international points of sale and 30 stores outside of the EU the
ability to accelerate digital content globally is a must.

"Retailers have to think about how they engage with their customers at all
stages of the buying journey, which means having a truly OMNI-channel
approach, and The Dune Group realises that online is a critical element in
that journey," said James Heard, Level 3 regional president of EMEA. "The Dune
Group knows that its customers expect a high-quality experience when browsing
and shopping from any online device and, with Level 3's services, they will be
able to deliver that to their valued customers whilst also supporting growth
into new global markets and addressing their online security concerns."

For more information on Level 3's advanced CDN services, visit

About the Dune Group The Dune Group is one of the most influential global
players in fashion footwear and accessories. Based in London, the fashion
capital of the world, The Dune Group has over 20 years of experience in the
footwear industry and has grown through a passion and dedication to excellence
in product development and in-house design, and a commitment to providing
outstanding customer service. The company has grown from a 20 square metre
concession in a fashion store in Oxford Street, London, in 1992, to a group
with 46 UK stores, 169 concessions in the major department stores such as
Topshop, Topman, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Selfridges in the UK, and 35
franchised stores and concessions in 12 countries around the world. For more
information, visit

This information provided by The Dune Group which is solely responsible for
its content.

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 than500 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 .

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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.

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