Level 3 offers new Converged Business Network services for enterprises

OCTOBER 19, 2010 -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. has introduced its Converged Business Network service. The service aims to deliver to enterprise customers voice, Internet, and data networking through one carrier, one circuit, and with one bill.

OCTOBER 19, 2010 -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) has introduced its Converged Business Network service. The service aims to deliver to enterprise customers voice, Internet, and data networking through one carrier, one circuit, and with one bill. The new converged service includes what Level 3 described as “simplified and economical bundles” that enable more efficient management of telecommunications services.

Level 3 says the Converged Business Network offering will provide multiple telecommunications services over a single circuit, which will reduce access costs as well as the complexity of managing those services. The new bundled services also will reduce the time companies spend managing telecommunications services, Level 3 adds. The Converged Business Network also features intelligent bandwidth allocation, enabling enterprise customers to leverage dynamic bandwidth sharing among multiple services.

“In a globally competitive marketplace, enterprises must increasingly find new ways to optimize process and improve overall organizational efficiencies,” said Eric Paulak, managing vice president for Gartner, Inc. “Simplifying telecommunications services management has become a fundamental element in this endeavor, and providers that offer converged service solutions are well-positioned to capitalize on this trend.”

Level 3’s Converged Business Network option is now available to enterprises across North America. Services available include:

  • Level 3 Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
  • Level 3 Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IPVPN)
  • Level 3 Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking voice services.

Standard packages offer Ethernet connectivity with speeds as high as 100 Mbps and scalable voice features, among other options. Leveraging the Level 3 Managed Services portfolio, available bundles also include secure remote access, built-in firewall, and managed router services.

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