Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Level 3 Expands CDN Capacity in Asia

Broomfield, Colorado (ots/PRNewswire) - - New Capabilities Added in China to Support Growing Global Demand

- Expanded CDN Footprint Enables Premium End-User Experience Across the Region

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT) today announced that the company has expanded its Content Delivery Network (CDN) capacity in Asia. This expansion significantly increases Level 3's delivery capabilities in the region and adds new capabilities to deliver content in China.

"Level 3 offers the CDN features and functionality we need to provide audiences in Asia with the same high-performing, end-user experience that is standard for Yahoo! in more established markets," said Raj Patel, vice president of network systems and storage engineering for Yahoo!. "Content delivery in Asia is critical for our global business growth and we are pleased to continue working with Level 3 to meet this goal."

Level 3's expansion increases content delivery capacity in Asia by a factor of 10 and extends the CDN network into China. With this expansion, the Level 3 CDN footprint in the region includes: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Increased access to these markets provides new and existing customers in North America and Europe with a global content delivery solution. The ability to deliver content from within Asia optimizes content delivery for efficiency and performance, enabling content owners to provide a better end-user experience to their customers.

"As global demand for online video and other content continues to accelerate, the need to store and deliver content locally becomes increasingly important," said Grant van Rooyen, president of Level 3's Content Markets Group. "The expansion of our CDN service capabilities in Asia reinforces Level 3's commitment to continue investing in our global CDN business and further establishes the company as the right content distribution partner for content owners, distributors and rights holders to meet the rapidly growing demands of their customer base."

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. 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 http://www.Level3.com.

Level 3 Communications, Level 3, the red 3D brackets and the Level 3 Communications logo are registered service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Any other service, product or company names recited herein are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statement

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 company's ability to: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services; 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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