Level 3 introduces wholesale service partner program

Service providers that need to deliver services to large distributed businesses having to work with other partners for last mile network access is a necessary reality that every service provider faces, but Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) believes it can make that process easier with its new Wholesale Partner Program.

With this new program that's being launched during this week's International Telecoms Week event in Washington, D.C., Level 3 will to provide an easier way for domestic and international wholesale service providers to resell Level 3's services to their respective business customers outside of their own region.

In addition to a dedicated account team focused on wholesale carrier needs targeting businesses, the program is all about streamlining the purchasing process with simple quoting and ordering tools; access to Level 3's network and connectivity coverage that reaches a large majority of U.S.-based businesses; and competitive service delivery intervals.

From a service perspective, Level 3's wholesale customers will be able to access all of its enterprise portfolio, including VoIP-based Unified Communications (UC), enterprise WANs, websites, data center, security and cloud solutions.

While Level 3 did not announce any specific customers yet for the new service, the fact that they are not a traditional ILEC with a lot of regulatory and legacy service baggage, the program will likely resonate with competitive and possibly incumbent service providers that might want an alternative wholesale service source.

For more:
- see the release

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