Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Level 3 Announces Expansion Into Eastern Europe

Level 3 Communications began offering its (3)CrossRoads wholesale Internet access service to ISPs, cable providers, and international carriers selling communications services in Prague, the Czech republic. Among Level 3's initial IP transit customers in Prague is Nextra, a subsidiary of Telenor, the Norwegian incumbent carrier. Telenor, Norway's largest telecommunications group, maintains substantial international mobile operations and, through Nextra, aims to establish itself as a leading IP operator for the business market in the Czech Republic and nine other European countries.

Level 3's fiber optic network spans 23,000 miles and now serves 22 of the largest markets in Europe, as well as 77 markets across North America. In addition, the company operates metropolitan networks in 36 cities, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. Level 3 also maintains substantial network capacity on high-speed transatlantic cable systems.

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