Broomfield, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – March 18, 2008 – Colocation web hosting provider, Level 3 Communications, has received the 2007 Frost and Sullivan North American Growth Strategy Leadership Award in Carrier Ethernet Services.
Frost and Sullivan presented Level 3 with the award in recognition of the company’s ability to foresee the growth potential of Ethernet services beyond the LAN and address this potential by adding capabilities through strategic acquisitions.
Roopashree Honnachari, Senior Industry Analyst for Frost and Sullivan noted, ”Level 3 has strategically moved away from being branded as a wholesale-only provider and has proven its ability to quickly perceive the market demand for retail Ethernet services and effectively equip itself to meet that demand. The company has strongly positioned itself as a provider of end-to-end solutions to medium and large business enterprises.”
This Frost and Sullivan award is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated an exceptional growth strategy within the industry. Frost and Sullivan noted Level 3’s significant growth associated with its Ethernet services portfolio and an acquisition strategy that positions the company to support a wide range of business applications including: Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Storage Area Networks and Data Center Connectivity, Supply Chain Communications, WAN Connectivity, Imaging Video and Tele-presence, E-Content/Applications, Secure Internet Access and Voice Communications.
Raouf Abdel, President of Business Markets Group for Level 3 remarked, ”Level 3 embarked on an aggressive strategy to meet our customers’ growing demands for Ethernet services and made Ethernet a primary focus of our service development efforts. We are pleased that Frost and Sullivan has recognized our industry leadership in delivering reliable, scalable, high bandwidth, end-to-end solutions to medium and large enterprises. We continue to focus on developing and implementing our Ethernet services strategy and on delivering innovative and cost efficient services to our customers across all our market groups.”
Level 3 has focused on Enterprise demand for high-performance Ethernet services as a way to control the customer’s communications costs, improve productivity and build resilient communications. Through strategic acquisitions, it has compiled an award winning portfolio of Ethernet offerings that includes Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Wavelengths, Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Virtual Private LAN Service, Ethernet Internet Access and Ethernet over TDM. These services, coupled with Level 3’s extensive North American footprint and comprehensive service level agreements, combine to create a unique value proposition for its customers.
Level 3 Communications, Inc.is an international communications company, operating one of the largest Internet backbones in the world, connecting more than 180 markets in 20 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.
For more information about Level 3 Communications, Inc., please visit: www.level3.com.