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TMCNet:  Cementos Avellaneda Selects Level 3's Network Solutions to Enhance Business Operations Reliability and Efficiency

[December 11, 2013]

Cementos Avellaneda Selects Level 3's Network Solutions to Enhance Business Operations Reliability and Efficiency

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 11 December 2013 Release date- 10122013 - BUENOS AIRES - Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Cementos Avellaneda S.A., one of the largest cement companies in Argentina, which has entrusted Level 3 with the management of dedicated links between its headquarters and affiliate facilities in Argentina and Uruguay.

Cementos Avellaneda will also use Level 3's network management services to oversee these connections and improve the efficiency, reliability and security of its business operations applications for its employees working in diverse locations across these two countries.

Prior to working with Level 3, Cementos Avellanda had its entire operations system - essential for the delivery and invoicing of its products in Argentina and Uruguay - distributed with database replication across different facilities. Due to continued business growth, Cementos Avellaneda faced the challenge of centralizing its network resources and ensuring information is readily accessible across all of its facilities and remote teams.

Level 3 provides the right combination of network connectivity and services to ensure Cementos Avellanda's employees have the high availability of access to information and critical business applications necessary to improve overall operational performance. In addition to providing network services, Level 3 also replicated all of Cementos Avellaneda's current MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) links, implementing a secondary network to provide consistent application performance and ensuring 24/7 data availability.

'We are very pleased that Level 3 was able to quickly establish these new links to all of our affiliates and provide us with the network services we need to better serve our customers,' said Fernando Castares, provisioning & IT director for Cementos Avellaneda. 'We are already seeing significant improvements in application speed and our email systems, and believe these network enhancements will greatly improve our continued ability to grow our business.' 'Our advanced network solutions provide the efficiency, reliability and security necessary to ensure the peak performance of Cementos Avellaneda's critical invoicing and delivery systems,' said Luis Piccolo, Level 3's vice president of Sales. 'We are delighted to support Cementos Avellaneda's business growth through our network connectivity and value-added solutions, helping them improve the essential operational excellence required to drive their business forward.' For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Cementos Avellaneda S.A.

Founded in 1919 the company is a manufacturer of Cements, Limes and Elaborate Concrete. Headquartered in the city of Buenos Aires, the Cements Division owns quarries and manufacturing plants in Olavarria, province of Buenos Aires, and La Calera, province of San Luis, in addition to several distribution centers in the provinces of Buenos Aires; San Luis, and Cordoba. The Concrete Division is headquartered in the city of San Justo, province of Buenos Aires, operating several plants in the city of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires.

Cementos Avellaneda provides IT management systems and services to its peer Cementos Artigas S.A. in Uruguay, with Cements and Elaborate Concrete divisions. Cementos Artigas owns several branches geographically distributed in Uruguay.

For more information visit: http://www.cavellaneda.com.ar/ 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 500markets in 55 countries over 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.

Website Access to Company Information Level 3 maintains a corporate website at www.level3.com, and you can find additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that website at http://investors.level3.com/investor-relations/default.aspx..Level 3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3 routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

The information contained under the caption 'About Cementos Avellaneda S.A.' has been provided by Cementos Avellaneda S.A., 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: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; 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; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; 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: Jon Paul McLeary Mark Stoutenberg +1 720-888-3244 + 1 720-888-2518 jonpaul.mcleary@level3.com Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com Paula Vivo Latin America +55 11-3957-2424 Paula.Vivo@Level3.com [Editorial queries for this story should be sent to newswire@enpublishing.co.uk] ((Comments on this story may be sent to info@enpublishing.co.uk)) (c) 2013 Electronic News Publishing -

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