LONDON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ --
- Network Now Delivers Comprehensive Communications Solutions to Customers in Poznan, Warsaw and the Region
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT) today announced it has increased its network presence in Poland, with a new fiber route extending from Berlin through to Poznan and onwards to Warsaw. With the expansion of the route through Poznan, Level 3 now serves 46 of the largest markets in Europe and can seamlessly deliver transport as well as Internet Protocol (IP) services from Warsaw and Poznan to Western Europe and markets across North America.
The Level 3 network today spans 22 countries, with services offered in more than 190 markets in Europe and North America. Capacity is offered between the two continents on five trans-Atlantic systems, with six diverse routes. The European network continues to expand in line with customer demand and following the increased network capability in Central and Eastern Europe in 2008, the investment in Poland marks another milestone in serving this important region.
The quality of service we've received from Level 3 has been impressive, said Bartlomiej Irzynski, CTO for Vectra S.A. Our experience to date and the excellent reputation that Level 3 has in the region led us to commit to further business with Level 3 in the hope that we continue to scale our business.
Vectra is the second largest cable provider in Poland. The increased scale of the Level 3 network in Poland enables Vectra to acquire high speed IP and transport services from a single provider. Additionally, Vectra S.A. gains access to key Internet exchange points across Europe and to Level 3's extensive network, providing a richer Internet experience to end users.
Poland continues to be a key market for us in an important and growing region, said James Heard, president of Level 3's European Markets Group. This fiber expansion connecting the key markets of Warsaw and Poznan to the Level 3 network in Berlin enables us to offer a comprehensive and scalable set of solutions to our customers in the region.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Level 3 services are provided by wholly-owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.
Vectra Group (www.vectra.pl) is the second largest cable operator in Poland and triple play service provider. The company operates in 155 towns and cities and reaches 740,000 customers. Vectra offers 140 television programs emitted in the digital technology, also in HD standard, and 50 programs realized by independent local televisions. Vectra also offers broadband Internet access and fixed telephony services. Thanks to the unique digital cable television offer in the Polish market, Vectra gained over 200,000 subscribers and is a domestic leader of this service. Vectra also has 218,000 subscribers of the broadband Internet and 50,000 subscribers of telephony.
Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements 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. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3's ability to obtain additional financing; as well as the company's ability to: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of 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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