Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) is capitalizing on growing demand for its services in Europe by establishing points of presence (PoP) in both Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zagreb, Croatia.
Seen as a growth engine for Internet traffic, the new POPs in Eastern Europe will enable Level 3 to provide a its suite of business services, including Ethernet private line and wavelength transport services, high-speed Internet protocol, direct Internet access and virtual private network (VPN), in addition to content and media delivery services via its CDN business to Croatian and Slovenian customers.
Of course, Level 3's presence will also benefit area carrier partners such as Telekom Slovenije, which will gain access to Level 3's international IP backbone.
By establishing a presence in Slovenia and Croatia, Level 3's network now reaches into over 20 European countries.
The timing of the Eastern European expansion comes as Level 3 is moving to bolster its service and network capabilities through its acquisition of Global Crossing.
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