Broomfield, Colorado (ots-PRNewswire) -
(3) CrossRoads Rewards Communications-Intensive Companies for
Bringing And Exchanging Traffic on Level 3's Global Broadband Network
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT) today announced that
Verestar Inc., Gilat Satellite Networks, iBEAM Broadcasting Corp. and
EuropeanInvestor.com have signed contracts to use its (3)CrossRoads
Internet access service to deliver services to their satellite
communications customers. (3)CrossRoads is a high performance network
service that can lower bandwidth costs for communications intensive
companies by as much as 50 percent.
"We're pleased to provide (3)CrossRoads service to these prominent
satellite communications companies," said Dan Caruso, senior vice
president of Global Transport and IP Services for Level 3. "We've
seen exceptional demand for our (3)CrossRoads Internet access
services from a variety of communications intensive market segments,
and feel strongly that satellite companies will become an
increasingly significant part of our quickly growing customer base."
(3)CrossRoads Internet Access Service
(3)CrossRoads is an IP service that offers a wide range of
interface types and access locations, including a Gigabit Ethernet
(1,000 Mbps) customer interface option. Level 3 employs a unique
network approach to track the destination and monitor the bandwidth
usage of IP packets traveling on or off its high-capacity,
continuously upgradeable fiber optic network.
(3)CrossRoads features Destination Sensitive Billing (DSB), the
industry's first pricing based on the destination of Internet traffic
rather than traditional flat rate pricing. The new service enables
Level 3 customers to enjoy long-term cost savings and bypass
congested Internet exchange points, minimising latency and improving
"(3)CrossRoads, in a short time in the market, has become a
significant source of recurring revenue for Level 3, in part because
of the destination-based billing structure that rewards our customers
for bringing traffic, and exchanging traffic, on our network," said
Brian Horsfield, vice president of Global IP Services for Level 3.
"We expect (3)CrossRoads to continue to steadily drive more and more
bandwidth onto Level 3's metropolitan and long-haul networks in the
U.S., Europe and Asia."
(3)CrossRoads service is available today in 39 major North
American markets where Level 3 owns and operates advanced Internet
and communications facilities called Gateways, including Atlanta,
Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San
Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Level 3 also offers (3)CrossRoads service in nine European and two
Asian markets. Level 3 customers can take advantage of (3)CrossRoads
from a Level 3 Gateway, their own premises, and other IP-enabled
facilities connected to the Level 3 network -- such as neutral
colocation centers and carrier hotels. For more information on
(3)CrossRoads, visit http://www.level3.com/us/services/crossroads/
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT) is a global communications and information
services company offering a wide selection of services including IP
services, broadband transport, colocation services and the industry's
first Softswitch based services. Level 3 offers services primarily to
communications intensive companies that deliver their services over
the Level 3 Network. Its Web address is www.Level3.com
(3)CrossRoads is a service mark of Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Some of the statements made by Level 3 in this press release are
forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from
those projected in forward-looking statements. Level 3 believes that
its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: substantial
capital requirements; development of effective internal processes and
systems; the ability to attract and retain high quality employees;
changes in the overall economy; technology; the number and size of
competitors in its markets; law and regulatory policy; and the mix of
products and services offered in the company's target markets.
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 release should be evaluated
in light of these important factors.
ots Originaltext: Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de
media, Josh Howell, +1 720-888-2517, or Paul Lonnegren, +1
720 888 6099, or
investors, Robin Miller, +1 720-888-2518, all of Level 3
Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990721/LVLTLOGO
PRN Photo Desk, +1 888-776-6555 or +1 201-369-3467
Web site: http://www.Level3.com
Original-Content von: Level 3 Communications, übermittelt durch news aktuell