Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Level 3 with VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Leadership Award; "Competitive Strategy Leadership" Award Reinforces Leadership and Preparedness in Helping Enterprises Transition to IP-based Communications Services
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the "Competitive Strategy Leadership Award" in the VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) access and SIP (session initiation protocol) trunking services market. The award evaluates companies over multiple criteria and highlights companies that provide a superior and compelling value to enterprises adopting IP-based communications services.
The criteria used to gauge Level 3's performance against competitors in the VoIP access and SIP trunking services markets included:
Impact on customer satisfaction/value
Leverage of competitive intelligence
Execution of competitive strategy
Impact on market share
Competitive brand positioning
Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research.
"IP-based communications services offer the flexibility and efficiency necessary for today's enterprises to effectively manage dynamic and mobile workforces," said Shaun Andrews, Level 3's senior vice president of Voice Services. "We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for services we believe will fundamentally change the way enterprises do business and act as a singular platform for true unified communications solutions."
Level 3's VoIP and SIP trunking services represent core components of its broader Voice Complete solution, which enables enterprises to securely connect more sites with greater operating and cost efficiencies. The solution offers a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise voice capabilities that includes a fully native PRI (primary rate interface)-handoff option, geographically independent telephone numbers, and a combination of dedicated long distance and local services, SIP services and ISDN (integrated services digital network) services. Level 3 Voice Complete also includes built-in options for disaster recovery and emergency 911.
"Level 3 continues to demonstrate clear leadership in providing advanced VoIP and SIP solutions that not only greatly enhance enterprise communications, but also simplify the process of adopting these capabilities and enabling enterprises to capitalize on the natural operational efficiencies that come with IP-based communications platforms," said Michael Brandenburg, Frost & Sullivan Senior Analyst. "As enterprises continue to look for ways to optimize business processes and grow amidst an increasingly competitive global marketplace, Level 3's portfolio of capabilities through its Voice Complete solution offers a seamless way to do just that."
For more information on Level 3's Voice Complete solution, visit: www.level3.com/voicecomplete.
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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.
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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.
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