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Easynet Expands Relationship with Level 3 Across Europe


Level 3 to Serve as Key Strategic Network Supplier;
Delivering Backbone Solutions Across 15 Locations in Europe

Level 3 Communications’ European Markets Group today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Easynet, an international managed hosting and networks company. Level 3 will serve as the underlying bandwidth provider for Easynet’s enterprise business infrastructure solutions throughout Europe. The expanded relationship positions Level 3 as a key strategic network partner for Easynet, a part of the British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) group.

Under the terms of this new multi-year agreement, Level 3 will deliver both 10GigE and 1GigE LAN PHY intercity and metropolitan wavelength services as part of Easynet’s commitment to delivering superbly managed solutions to its international enterprise customers. The upgraded Level 3 network solution replaces the STM-4 network that has been in place since 2003.

“How we work with partners is a real differentiator for Easynet,” said David Rowe, Easynet’s chief executive officer. “Level 3 understands our key business drivers and can provide us with the reliable, scalable backbone solutions that support our commitment to providing an outstanding customer experience. We have enjoyed collaborating with Level 3 for a number of years and believe Level 3 has the network, service portfolio and expertise to help us meet our customers’ strategic business objectives.”

“We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with Easynet, enabling them to continue to grow their business in key markets,” said Brady Rafuse, president and chief executive officer of Level 3 European Markets. “Level 3’s network was designed specifically to support companies like Easynet, catering to the growing capacity requirements and increasing global reach they require to support their customer base. This agreement underscores the strength and quality of our network and services across Europe.”

With its 10GigE LAN PHY offering a dedicated Ethernet point-to-point service, Level 3 enables customers to leverage cost-effective and familiar Ethernet technology to build and grow large IP backbones. This service is available across the majority of Level 3’s fiber-based network in Europe and the United States, including extensions to key metropolitan points of presence.

Level 3 continues to invest in its network, and with one of the world’s largest Internet backbones, the company provides reliable, high capacity bandwidth to meet growing demand from customers with rich media traffic. Level 3 offers connectivity in more than 175 key markets in Europe and North America, with metropolitan networks in 125 cities. The comprehensive suite of Level 3 network services deliver the building blocks for its customers’ diverse service offerings. Level 3 has the scalability, performance, and service portfolio to support content delivery solutions as its customers’ network needs evolve.


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