Level 3 Launches Remote Access

Level 3 Communications leverages its softswitch platform for a new remote access service for US businesses, called 'eRAS'

October 20, 2003

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT - News) today announced that it has launched a new remote access service for businesses in the U.S.

Called "eRAS(SM)," the new service leverages the economic and performance advantages of Level 3's patented softswitch platform, along with the operational expertise the company has developed as a leading provider of dial-up Internet access for the top Internet service providers in the world.

eRAS enables businesses to connect employees, customers, and partners to corporate intranets, extranets, and the Internet from virtually anywhere in the world with greater reliability and at lower cost than other commercially available services. Level 3 plans to market the service through channel partners and other third-party resellers.

"The launch of eRAS further underscores our focus on leveraging our existing softswitch platform to offer new services that take advantage of market opportunities, wherever they may exist," said Jack Waters, president of Global Softswitch Services for Level 3. "Just like our managed modem customers, eRAS customers will benefit from Level 3's industry-leading call completion rates, flexible pricing options, and local geographic coverage that encompasses approximately 93 percent of the U.S. population."

eRAS is ideally suited for medium and large enterprises with branch offices and large populations of mobile users and telecommuters traveling in and outside of the U.S. The new service offers customers the unique V.92 feature, which helps bridge the gap between "always on" broadband and dial-up connections by allowing users to put the modem on hold during a data connection to simultaneously receive or initiate a voice call over the same line.

"eRAS is a highly customizable offering," said Dennis Kyle, vice president of Global Softswitch Services for Level 3. "It provides enterprise customers with options such as a private-label dialer client and the ability to integrate with most major virtual private network (VPN) platforms, including Level 3's managed VPN service."

Level 3 Communications Inc.

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