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Level 3 Unveils "Voice Complete" Solution



                  Level 3 Unveils "Voice Complete" Solution

Leverages New SIP Capabilities to Enable Enterprises to Easily Connect Sites,
Improving Performance, Enhancing Reliability and Reducing Complexity to
Support Business Growth

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 7, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced the launch of its Level 3 Voice Complete
solution, a new SIP-based (session initiation protocol) platform that removes
several key barriers enterprises face in their efforts to streamline voice
networks and create a pathway to emerging unified communications applications.
The Voice Complete platform enables enterprises to securely connect more sites
with greater operating and cost efficiency, incorporating a fully native PRI
(primary rate interface)-handoff capability and other new
performance-enhancing features.

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"The opportunity to simplify the management of their voice network and achieve
greater efficiencies are driving enterprises to adopt SIP-based voice
services," stated Cindy Whelan, Principal Analyst at Current Analysis. "Level
3's Voice Complete solutions offer enterprises a flexible and cost-effective
migration path to an all-SIP platform, which is now further enhanced by a
unique combination of features such as geographic independent telephone
numbers and the ability to connect to legacy equipment without an upgrade
requirement."

Level 3's Voice Complete solution offers a comprehensive portfolio of
enterprise voice capabilities powered by SIP that achieve higher overall
efficiency and savings when compared to existing service offerings by
including built-in options for disaster recovery, emergency 911 and the
ability to connect legacy TDM office sites more easily without  the need for
equipment upgrades. All features are available via the MyLevel3 customer
portal and include:

  o A fully native PRI-handoff option, allowing customers to receive a SIP
    handoff directly to a TDM (time division multiplexing) private branch
    exchange (PBX) without the need to purchase or configure additional
    equipment.
  o Geographically independent telephone numbers, simplifying the management
    of telephone numbers across mobile workforces and providing virtual
    presence.
  o A combination of dedicated long distance and local services, SIP services
    and ISDN-PRI (integrated services digital network) services.

"Regardless of existing architecture, Level 3 is well positioned to enable
customers to take advantage of the next-generation benefits of SIP," said
Shaun Andrews, Level 3's senior vice president of Voice Services. "Level 3
Voice Complete helps enterprises capitalize on more efficient technology,
improve reliability and ultimately reduce operational complexity so they can
focus on the growth of their core business."

For more information on Level 3's Voice Complete portfolio, visit
http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/voice/enterprise-voice/sip-services/sip-provider-trunking/.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that
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 or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3
Communications, Level (3) and  the Level 3 Logo either registered service
marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its
Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  Any other service
names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the
trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are
provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. 

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://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:
Jon Paul McLeary                                                                Mark Stoutenberg
720-888-3244                                                                    720-888-2518
JonPaul.McLeary@Level3.com                                                      Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.level3.com
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