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Level 3 Launches Referral Program in Latin America

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it has launched a new referral program in a select group of Latin American markets that have seen a steady increase in demand for international bandwidth and a growing need for global enterprise solutions. Working with approved referral providers through the program, Latin American carriers will be able to extend their in-region networks by contracting directly with Level 3 to leverage its Internet and data services offered in North America and Europe.

The program

WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking 2010

Europe’s premier optical networking event moves to Monaco for 2010 and will once again bring together over 400 optical professionals for four days of structured networking and debate. The educational operator led programme and professionally organised netwokring agenda make WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking an unmissable event in the industry calendar.

Take part in detailed discussions of the optical industries key developments including 40G/100G trials and developments, WDM PON in NG access, Packet Optical/IP Optical Integration, Flexible Optics, Next Generation network automation, OTN developments and deployments and future optics. Refresh your knowledge of the new opportunities available, gather competitive information and analysis to help you benchmark your products and investment plans and make important new contacts with peers, leading analysts and industry experts.

In addition to being a gold sponsor at the event, Alcatel-Lucent will also host a pre-conference workshop on Monday, June 14, starting with a light lunch at 12:30 pm.

Date: June 14-17, 2010
Location: Fairmont, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Type: Conference/Conf. Sponsorship
Alcatel-Lucent Speaker: Yes

PAETEC Standardizes Nationwide on Cisco IP NGN

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers nationwide, announced that it will standardize on Cisco (CSCO) Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network edge and core platforms. As a result, PAETEC will continue to increase the availability and reliability of its existing MPLS-VPN, IP trunking, hosted firewall and dedicated Internet services while accelerating deployment of emerging next-generation collaboration services.

“Over the past ten years, PAETEC has been an industry leader in delivering voice and data services to the enterprise customer base, as well as leading the transformation of such services to IP next-generation network platforms,” said Sanjay Hiranandani, PAETEC’s senior vice president of engineering. “By standardizing with Cisco throughout our IP routing platform, PAETEC can now rapidly deploy customer solutions with a high degree of consistency and reliability. Additionally, by continuing to deploy leading-edge IP NGN technologies in our edge network, we’re supporting a wide range of emerging products and services such as online collaboration, Cisco TelePresence and other applications requiring high-bandwidth and real-time response.”

“We are pleased that PAETEC has once again chosen Cisco for its nationwide network expansion to better serve its customers,” said Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager, Cisco Service Provider Routing Technology Group.

With a consistent IP NGN edge routing platform, PAETEC will enhance its ability to provision, troubleshoot and maintain service for its 45,000 business customers using IP services across its nationwide footprint. Cisco 7600 Series Routers allow a broad range of dynamic and personalized edge-based services, supporting interfaces from T1 to multi-gigabit Ethernet connectivity with industry-leading reliability.

PAETEC is also expanding the footprint and capacity of its IP NGN network to keep up with increasing demand from the growth of IP and Ethernet services using the Cisco XR 12000 Series Routers. The multi-gigabit core will allow PAETEC to help enable the delivery of high-bandwidth applications, including high-definition voice and video.