Level 3 brings Ethernet offering to Europe

07 March 2016 |


Level 3 Communications has expanded its Ethernet service to Europe.

The move forms part of the operator’s plans to deploy a single Ethernet platform across its global network, which will support technologies such as SDN and virtualisation.

The platform offers network solutions for enterprises and will be available in 27 locations across the region, with plans to add a further 15 locations in Europe, Middle East and Africa later this year. It is presently also available in approximately 223 markets across North America.

"The flexibility of Ethernet-based solutions appeals to today's global companies that rely on high-performance voice, video and data applications to meet market demands while achieving growth and operational efficiency,” said Andrew Crouch, regional president, EMEA and global accounts management division, Level 3 Communications

“Expanding our award-winning Ethernet portfolio into these initial 27 European markets is another key investment in the region and a milestone for Level 3's pursuit of a single, ubiquitous network to support our customers."

Level 3’s Ethernet service is MEF 2.0 certified and the company claims it has the greatest number of MEF CE Certified Professionals (MEF-CECP) of the nearly 220 MEF member companies around the world.

Its Ethernet solutions are said to offer enterprises private connectivity, scalable bandwidth and custom configuration options for connections between corporate headquarters, public and private data centres and public, private and hybrid cloud environments.