Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Telefónica Selects Level 3 for North American Network

Telefónica International Wholesale Services

has selected Level 3 Communications to establish a dedicated wavelength network across North America. The 10-year deal represents the largest single capacity commitment in Level 3 history. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Under the contract, Level 3 will transport voice, data and Internet traffic for over 250 million Telefónica customers from Europe and Latin America. The dedicated wavelength network includes triverse routes - with three alternative fiber paths - between high-traffic locations and route diversity across the remainder of the network. Level 3 has dedicated bandwidth along each route for Telefonica to expand with future demand growth.

Telefónica International Wholesale Services is the organization within the Telefonica Group which provides global telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers. Its portfolio, includes International Voice, Capacity, IP Interconnection, Satellite, Corporate and Mobility services, offering direct connectivity between Latin America, US and Europe.