Level 3 expands IP transit agreement with HanseNet

28 February 2003 -- Level 3 Communications has agreed to provide IP transit service to Hamburg carrier HanseNet.

28 February 2003 -- Level 3 Communications Inc has signed an agreement to provide IP transit service to German regional carrier HanseNet.

HanseNet will use (3)CrossRoads to connect its high-speed Internet access subscribers to content on the Level 3 network, and to content that's delivered over the other networks that comprise the public Internet.

HanseNet operates a city network of more than 1,000km within Hamburg, offering telecoms services, fixed and data connections as well as Internet services to more than 60,000 private and 10,500 business customers.

"We chose Level 3 because its IP network gives us the premium performance, reliability and scalability we require," said Michael von Bergner, Head of Carrier / ISP relations for HanseNet. "Level 3's financial stability and reliability also weighed heavily in our decision."

Level 3 operates a 10 Gigabit IP backbone that spans 57 North American markets and 16 European markets and is accessible from more than 550 traffic aggregation points.


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