London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – September 29, 2006 – Internet backbone company, Level 3 Communications, European Markets Division, has inked a new agreement with EWE TEL GmbH, to provide network services across Western Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will provide 10GigE LAN PHY wavelength service, a standard enhancement to the Level 3 intercity wavelength service.
The new service will connect EWE TEL’s main Internet exchange points in Europe. EWE TEL GmbH is one of the largest regional carriers in Germany, providing a large share of telecommunications services in northern Germany. As a full service provider, EWE TEL has approximately 300,000 customers, more than 30,000 business customers, and offers services including mobile, private line, dark fiber and other network solutions.
Dr. Manfred Burke, Chief Technology Officer of EWE TEL GmbH commented, ”Level 3 already serves as a key provider for both transport and high speed Internet Protocol (IP) services to EWE TEL GmbH. We have been impressed with the reliability and stability of Level 3’s network, and our past experience with Level 3 gave us great confidence in expanding our relationship with them. The portfolio that Level 3 offers will enable us to manage the growth we are experiencing in our business.”
Level 3 endeavors to enable customers to leverage cost-effective and familiar Ethernet technology to build and grow large IP backbones, with its 10GigE LAN PHY offering a dedicated Ethernet point-to-point service. The service is available across the majority of Level 3’s fiber-based network in the United States and in Europe, including extensions to key metropolitan points of presence.
Uwe Nickl, Managing Director, Central and Eastern Europe for Level 3 added, ”We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with EWE TEL GmbH, helping them to continue to grow their business. The continuous investment that Level 3 makes in its network enables our customers to scale in line with their growth demands, and take advantage of new technology.”
Level 3 Communications, Inc., an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. The services are designed to provide building blocks that enable Level 3’s customers to meet growing demands for advanced communications solutions.The principal components offered by Level 3’s (3)VoIP Enhanced Local service include network trunking, local telephone numbers, local number portability, the safety of E-911, operator assistance, caller ID, directory listings, and directory assistance. The service is designed to allow Level 3 customers to retain the flexibility to manage and control end-user features without the difficulties of implementing complex interconnection arrangements.
To learn more, please visit: www.level3.com.