Monday, March 14, 2011

Level 3 Enhances Intercity Backbones in Spain, France

Level 3 Communications has enabled two national intercity rings (backbones) in southern Europe made possible by the creation of two new, diverse points of presence (PoPs) in Toulouse, France. The new PoPs are located at major traffic aggregation points in Toulouse and enable Level 3 to deliver a wider range of services to customers in France and Spain, including Ethernet private line (EPL) and wavelength transport services, high-speed Internet protocol (HSIP), direct Internet access (DIA) and virtual private network (VPN), as well as content and media delivery services.

In creating the new PoPs in Toulouse, Level 3 has effectively split one of its larger network rings, which previously spanned France and Spain, into two smaller rings. The company noted that its network in Europe presently spans 21 countries and offers connectivity in 48 markets. For more information on Level 3's services in Europe, please visit

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