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Vyve Broadband Selects Level 3 Carrier Cloud Voice Solution

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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that it has signed a new agreement with Vyve Broadband, a U.S.-based cable and Internet services provider, to deliver the Level 3 Carrier Cloud Voice Solution. This seamless cloud-based solution delivers full-featured voice services and a simplified operational environment.

Selection of the Level 3 Carrier Cloud Voice Solution will provide Vyve the platform to enhance its delivery of voice services and ensure a reliable customer experience while minimizing the typical infrastructure and ongoing operating expenses of an in-house solution.

"Vyve Broadband was formed with a core strategy to provide a truly, next-generation broadband customer experience to the largely underserved markets that we have recently acquired," said Vin Zachariah, senior vice president of Residential Services for Vyve Broadband. "After a rigorous analysis of all of the potential voice technology partners, Vyve is confident that the Level 3 cloud voice solution is the best offering for our commercial and residential customers."

Developed through a teaming agreement with Alianza, a leader in cloud voice platforms, Level 3 Carrier Cloud Voice Solution combines the company's voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) Enhanced Local Service with Alianza's Cloud Voice Platform. The result is a turnkey solution that combines a broad network footprint with a comprehensive hosted platform to deliver residential and business VoIP services with a lower total cost of voice delivery. Alianza's Cloud Voice Platform provides all voice technology, robust application program interfaces (APIs) for back-office integration and ease of management via web-based portals.

"Carrier-grade, cloud-based voice solutions solve several key challenges faced by cable providers who wish to deliver comprehensive service bundles to their customers while simultaneously driving revenue growth," said Shaun Andrews, Level 3's senior vice president of Global Voice Services. "Emerging IP-based voice services are evolving at a rapid pace, so this solution helps service providers 'future proof' their voice offering and stay on the cutting edge of new features, freeing up resources to focus investment on core growth platforms and ongoing technological advancements."

For more information on Level 3's Carrier Cloud Solutions, visit http://www.level3.com/en/resource-library/brochure/cloud-carrier-voice/.

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 across 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 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. 

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

Media:

Investors:

Jon Paul McLeary

Mark Stoutenberg

720-888-3244

720-888-2518

JonPaul.McLeary@Level3.com 

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com



Alianza Media:


Kevin Mitchell


+1 617-340-2491


kmitchell@alianza.com 


Level 3 Communications.

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