Level 3 Named Alltel's 2007 Telecom Sourcing Supplier of the Year


Level 3 recognized for its services and network solutions

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 15 -- Level 3 Communications today announced that it has been named Alltel Wireless' 2007 Telecom Sourcing Supplier of the Year. Alltel presented Level 3 with this recognition during its Annual Vendor Forum.

"Level 3 provides services and network solutions that support our corporate vision and enable us to reinforce our commitment to delivering a quality wireless communications experience for our customers," said Scott Searls, senior vice president of Alltel Wireless. "Level 3 has been a significant part of that success in 2007, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with Level 3 to provide the best in quality services for our customers."

Level 3 was awarded this honor based on Alltel's quarterly evaluation of all vendors. The evaluation criteria included quality, delivery, price, technology roadmap and relationship. Collaborative efforts between Alltel and Level 3 have enabled voice and data solutions for Alltel's convergence network -- delivering all services over a single IP-MPLS based network -- and have supported the steady organic growth Alltel has seen in its voice business. Specifically, Level 3 provides Alltel with Level 3 Voice Services, Intercity Transport, Metro Transport Services, High Speed Internet Protocol (HSIP) and Collocation Services.

"We are pleased to have won this award and to have been recognized as Vendor of the Year by Alltel," said Peter Neill, senior vice president of Level 3's Wholesale Markets Group. "The award is a testament to the fact that our key customers recognize the commitment and the high level of service they are receiving from us. We are committed to continuing to provide award-winning services and end-to-end solutions that enable companies like Alltel to deliver the kind of exceptional service their customers expect and demand from them."

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT), an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world, connecting 180 markets in 18 countries. The company serves a broad range of wholesale, enterprise and content customers with a comprehensive suite of services including: Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice and voice over IP services, and content delivery and media distribution services. These services provide the building blocks to enable Level 3's customers to meet their growing demands for advanced communications solutions. The company's Web address is http://www.level3.com/.

Source: Level 3 Communications

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