Level 3 Works with China Telecom Global to Introduce Video Cloud Solution to China

 Level 3 Works with China Telecom Global to Introduce Video Cloud Solution to

  PR Newswire

  BROOMFIELD, Colorado, June 19, 2014

-- Cloud-based Broadcast and Content Delivery Solution Securely and
Efficiently Delivers High-quality Video Experience on a Global Scale

BROOMFIELD, Colorado, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications,
Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced the expansion of Level 3's Video Cloud
Services , a cloud-based solution that moves, stores and delivers broadcast
and Internet video on a global scale, to China through an agreement with China
Telecom (NYSE: CHA, HKSE: 728) Global Limited (CTG). The agreement enables
Level 3's content customers to access China's diverse consumer market while
also allowing CTG's customers to distribute content and media services

As consumption of Internet video continues to grow across multiple consumer
devices, content companies increasingly require the efficient transfer of
massive amounts of high-quality video content and data in a variety of
formats. China represents one of the fastest growing markets for video
consumption and production globally, and through the agreement with CTG, Level
3 is able to offer an efficient, secure and scalable approach to content
distribution in the region.

Additionally, CTG will provide access to Level 3's Video Cloud Services for
its content customers who are looking to expand their own global audience
base. In connection with this agreement, CDN nodes will initially be deployed
in Hong Kong, with additional expansion planned across the region.

"China is a significant emerging market for content distribution, and China
Telecom is an ideal network partner to assist in efficient, high-quality
content delivery across the region," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media
and IP Services for Level 3. "By working with China Telecom we are better able
to support our customers' content distribution needs and continued growth
within this dynamic market."

"Our content customers increasingly demand access to global CDNs and solutions
that will enable them to expand their audiences and grow their businesses,"
said Pengcheng Fan, vice president of Product Development of China Telecom
Global. "We are delighted that our relationship with Level 3 will enable us to
address this growing demand and offer our customers a comprehensive content
distribution solution."

Level 3's Video Cloud Services are a full suite of IP-based video services
designed to support content delivery throughout its life cycle, from signal
acquisition to delivery to viewers. Services include live Vyvx broadcast video
acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery via the Level 3 CDN, as
well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting.

For more information on Level 3's content-based solutions, visit
www.level3videocloud.com .

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 over 60
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, Vyvx, Level 3
Communications, Level (3) andthe Level 3 Logo are 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.

About China Telecom Global Limited China Telecom Global Limited ("CTG") is the
wholly owned international business subsidiary of China Telecom (NYSE: CHA,
HKSE: 728), one of the world's largest providers of integrated
telecommunication services. Headquartered in Hong Kong and leveraging China
Telecom's tremendous resources within mainland China, CTG's global network
platform spans Asia, Americas and the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
region, offering world-class integrated communication services to
multinational businesses, telecommunication service providers and overseas
Chinese consumers around the world. CTG comprehensive portfolio of Data, IP,
Voice, Internet Data Centre and ICT solutions, backed by superior customer
service, delivers industry-leading resilience, speed, and diversity to meet
the most stringent requirements of customers, which include many Fortune
Global 500 companies. CTG currently has subsidiaries and offices in 26
countries and regions around the world. For more information, please visit
http://www.chinatelecomglobal.com/ .

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: manage risks
associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue
from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating
performance; 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; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its
network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary
rights; 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
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JonPaul.McLeary@Level3.com   Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

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