Level 3 SIP Toll-Free Services Enable BT Conferencing in the US

       Level 3 SIP Toll-Free Services Enable BT Conferencing in the US

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 9, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced it will support BT Conferencing in the United
States under the terms of a two-year agreement. Level 3 will provide SIP
Toll-Free Services over its Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) IP network,
enabling BT Conferencing, a subsidiary of BT (British Telecommunications plc),
to provide flexible solutions with improved reliability, security,
scalability, and operational efficiency. This agreement builds upon the
existing business relationship between the two companies.

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Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signaling protocol widely used for
controlling communication sessions such as voice and video conferencing,
multimedia distribution, instant messaging, presence information, and file
transfer. Level 3 SIP Toll-Free Service leverages Level 3's Tier 1 network,
and provides full-featured routing and control capabilities.

By migrating its TDM-based services onto Level 3's end-to-end IP backbone
network, BT will be able to take advantage of improved service delivery;
simplified network management; network and operational expense savings; and
the reliability, scalability and resilience of Level 3's dedicated IP

"We are looking forward to working with Level 3 in our ongoing commitment to
provide improved services for businesses in the U.S.," said Alan Tosh, Head of
Access Management, BT Conferencing.

Level 3 has extensive global coverage, enabling competitive cost structures
and new, efficient ways of managing voice traffic. BT Conferencing's instant
audio conferencing service, BT MeetMe, will benefit from Level 3's true
end-to-end IP networking with no IP-to-PSTN conversions, enhancing privacy,
security and cost effectiveness.

"Level 3 and BT have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship that is greatly
enhanced by this new agreement," said Andrew Crouch, president of Level 3's
North America Region. "We truly value our relationship with BT and appreciate
its ongoing trust in our global network's reliability and performance."

Level 3 leverages its extensive fiber-optic network, metro assets and a
locally focused sales and sales support organization to deliver world-class
voice, video and data solutions to enterprise customers and service providers
throughout the United States.

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings,
visit www.level3.com.

About BT
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and
services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.BT consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT
Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2012, BT Group's revenue was £18,897m with profit
before taxation of £2,445m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.For more
information, visit www.btplc.com

For further information
Enquiries about BT should be made to the BT Group Newsroom on its 24-hour
number: 020 7356 5369. From outside the UK dial + 44 20 7356 5369. E-mail:
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This information provided by BT, 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 than 500 markets in 55 countries
over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three
continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more
information, please visit www.level3.com

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provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that
website at http://investors.level3.com/investor-relations/default.aspx. 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; 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

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
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