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Turavion Migrates its IT Platform to Level 3's Data Center for Connectivity, Continuity of Operations and Disaster Recovery

August 6, 2014



ENP Newswire - 06 August 2014

Release date- 05082014 - Santiago de Chile - Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced Turavion, an in-bound travel and tourism agency, has selected Level 3's Data Center Services in Chile to outsource its IT platform.

Turavion needed to improve its systems availability and disaster recovery processes to streamline the availability and security of its information and communications systems. Through Level 3's services, Turavion can access redundant information, as well as virtualized and back-up servers through a private network.

As a large, multi-location company, Turavion requires maximum availability of information systems to assist both domestic and foreign customers from Europe, the United States and Asia. Direct connectivity to Level 3 data centers will deliver scalable solutions to help Turavion improve systems availability and provide disaster recovery capabilities to gain redundant and reliable access to their critical data. To provide greater flexibility, speed and security for their platforms and to reduce total operating costs, Turavion also is using Level 3's virtualized private network (VPN) services.

'Given the highly competitive nature of our market, information and communications systems availability-and a quick recovery-is key to our business and operations,' said Jorge Chamy, Turavion's Administration and Finance Manager. 'Even in the case of a disaster or failure in our facilities, we now have a quick set-up in any physical location via our VPN.'

'Level 3's efficient and secure network will help Turavion improve their operational excellence to streamline business systems, be flexible for growth and manage costs,' said David Iacobucci, sales leader for Level 3 in Chile.

Founded in 1935, Turavion is one of the founding members of the Chilean Tourism Enterprises Association (ACHET -for its Spanish Acronym). Today, it is one of the leading operators in the domestic tour service market, and representative of one of the industry's top five global chains, with more than two hundred employees, and offices in Las Condes, Arturo Merino Benitez Airport and San Pedro de Atacama.

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Turavion

TURAVION Ltd.Travel Agency was founded in 1935. In 1945 they joined the ACHET Foundation (Chilean Association of Tourism Companies), being the fifth registered member. In 1962 the travel agency was finally and wholly acquired by the Sacchetti family under the name: Turavion Shipping Express Sacchetti and Wagner Ltd. In the beginning they operated as a tour agent dedicated to issuing air tickets; in 1977 they expanded line of business to Currency Exchange Agents, and in 1982 the Inbound Tour Department was opened. For more information please visit: http://www.turavion.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 across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The information contained under the caption 'About Turavion' has been provided by Turavion, which is solely responsible for its content.

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:

Ashley Pritchard Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-5950 + 1 720-888-2518

ashley.pritchard@level3.commark.stoutenberg@level3.com

Paula Vivo

Latin America

+55 11-3957-2424

paula.vivo@level3.com


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