Level 3 Communications may be an active participant in the wireless backhaul trend, providing its mix of lit and dark fiber services, but the company's main value is in connecting its facilities to buildings where its business customers reside, its CEO says.
Spherix, a holder of Nortel patents, has filed two lawsuits against Level 3 Communications, the former tw telecom (which was merged with Level 3 in 2014), and FairPoint Communications claiming the companies infringed on intellectual property around Ethernet.
Level 3 Communications may have not have pursued the tower backhaul opportunity as aggressively as its other fiber-based counterparts, but the service provider continues to see potential in extending its fiber to small cell deployments.
Level 3's aggressive rollout of Ethernet and cloud interconnection strategy should enable the service provider to surpass first quarter earnings expectations, analysts say.
EarthLink and Level 3, two service providers that are building out sizeable fiber networks but still have to rent ILEC facilities, say that the Ethernet over hybrid fiber coax (EoHFC) facilities provided by cable operators aren't suitable substitutes to fulfill business service requests.
Level 3 has achieved Advanced Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) status, advancing its standing in the cloud delivery ecosystem for its growing large and medium-sized enterprise customer base.
Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is back on the job after a medical leave to recover from surgery related to a heart condition.
As the FCC proposes new pricing controls over special access services, a new study commissioned by USTelecom argues that the move could have grave consequences on broadband investments and the country's job market.
AT&T and Level 3 have become greater competitive threats in the global Ethernet market to BT and Orange by continually expanding their service offerings and presence in Europe and other countries outside of North America.
Level 3 Communications is giving enterprise customers that use Microsoft Office 365 via Azure ExpressRoute another connectivity option by adding the application to its Cloud Connect Solutions portfolio.