9 JUNE 2009 -- Level 3 Communications Inc. (search Lightwave for Level 3) says it has increased its network presence in Poland, with a new fiber route extending from Berlin through to Poznan and onwards to Warsaw. With the expansion of the route through Poznan, Level 3 now serves 46 of the largest markets in Europe and can deliver transport as well as IP services from Warsaw and Poznan to Western Europe and markets across North America.
The Level 3 network today spans 22 countries, with services offered in more than 190 markets in Europe and North America. Capacity is offered between the two continents on five trans-Atlantic systems, with six diverse routes. The European network continues to expand in line with customer demand; following the increased network capability in Central and Eastern Europe in 2008, the investment in Poland marks another milestone in serving the region.
Vectra the second largest cable provider in Poland, is a customer of Level 3. The increased scale of the Level 3 network in Poland enables Vectra to acquire high-speed IP and transport services from a single provider. Additionally, Vectra S.A. gains access to key Internet exchange points across Europe and to Level 3's network.
"The quality of service we've received from Level 3 has been impressive, " said Bartlomiej Irzynski, CTO for Vectra S.A. "Our experience to date and the excellent reputation that Level 3 has in the region led us to commit to further business with Level 3 in the hope that we continue to scale our business."
"Poland continues to be a key market for us in an important and growing region," said James Heard, president of Level 3's European Markets Group. "This fiber expansion connecting the key markets of Warsaw and Poznan to the Level 3 network in Berlin enables us to offer a comprehensive and scalable set of solutions to our customers in the region."
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