TM Leverages Level 3 Network to Enhance Internet Access and Content Delivery for the Region

 TM Leverages Level 3 Network to Enhance Internet Access and Content Delivery
                                for the Region

TM Collaborates with Level 3 to Locally Cache High-demand Content on its
Network for Network Traffic Efficiency, Reliability and Security

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 20, 2014

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Telekom
Malaysia Berhad (TM), a leading telecommunications service provider in
Malaysia, to provide Internet localization services, which will enable TM to
locally cache high-demand content on its network to enhance Internet
connectivity, network efficiency, reliability and security.


As an extension of its high-speed Internet services, Level 3's Internet
Localization service combines the company's content delivery network (CDN)
with deep edge caching and high-speed IP to efficiently route traffic on TM's
network. Internet localization ensures that high-demand, bandwidth-intensive
content, such as high-definition video, is readily accessible online. Through
this collaboration, TM will use Level 3's services to further enhance Internet
connectivity and network efficiency for its enterprise and consumer customers.

According to industry research conducted by Cisco, 90 percent of global
consumer Internet traffic will be driven by video by 2015 (VNI Forecast
Highlights Tool, 2010-2015). Traditional Internet architectures may restrict
the ability of the industry to deliver on this growing demand for high-quality
digital content, resulting in service degradation and poor viewing quality as
content has to travel over a longer distance on remote networks.

"The rapidly increasing consumption of high-bandwidth content is changing the
Internet landscape and altering the way communications providers configure and
manage their network infrastructure," said Gary Breauninger, Level 3's group
vice president of Strategic Enterprise and Wholesale Sales. "By leveraging the
global reach of the Level 3 network to deliver content closer to high-demand
population centers, we are able to dramatically improve content access and
provide a richer Internet experience."

"Malaysia is a growing market, and our customers are increasingly demanding
high-performing Internet services to support both business and personal needs.
As such, working with Level 3 will definitely help to enhance TM's customers'
surfing experience and also provide a cost-saving prospect by reducing TM's
usage of international capacity," said Rozaimy Rahman, executive vice
president, Global & Wholesale, TM.

For more information on Level 3's services in Asia Pacific, visit

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
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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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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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