Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) says it has been selected by Rotterdam-based game server provider Interactive 3D B.V. (i3D.net) to provide high-speed IP (HSIP) services to support the company's network scalability and connectivity needs, as well as wavelength transport services out of Level 3's Rotterdam point-of-presence. This allows Interactive 3D B.V. to peer in multiple locations.
"On a daily basis, more than one million people play games on Interactive 3D hosted servers, and our ultimate goal is to help our customers deliver the best online experience possible for those gamers in terms of low latency, stability and reliability," said Stijn Koster, CEO of Interactive 3D. "With Level 3, we're getting the scalability of a Tier 1 network at our fingertips and a team as committed to the customer experience as we are."
Level 3’s services allow Interactive 3D to satisfy growing demand for Internet connectivity for its games customers, along with being able to further enable connectivity to European Internet exchanges. The creation of a point-of-presence (PoP) in the SmartDC datacenter in Rotterdam has provided these services, and is the result of Level 3 expanding its network in The Netherlands.
"Our relationship with Interactive 3D in Rotterdam is largely the result of our commitment to deepening our presence in Europe, providing greater connectivity options and consistently delivering service excellence," said James Heard, president of European Markets at Level 3. "We're regularly identifying opportunities like this to provide more of the telecommunications services our customers want in the locations that will allow them to more effectively grow their businesses."
The Level 3 PoP is part of a larger company initiative to extend its presence in Europe in line with demand.