Wednesday, 19 September 2018

CenturyLink, Level 3 confirm $34bn merger

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 31 October 16

Deal transforms U.S. telco into a global high-speed networking and enterprise services provider.

CenturyLink on Monday agreed to acquire Level 3 Communications in a merger worth $34 billion (€31.06 billion), confirming rumours last week that claimed the two were negotiating a deal. Purchasing Level 3 will add 200,000 route miles of fibre, including 64,000 miles in 350 metropolitan areas, and 33,000 miles of subsea cable, to CenturyLink's footprint. CenturyLink's on-net buildings will grow by 75% to 75,000, which includes 10,000 buildings in EMEA and Latin America. "Together with Level 3 we will have one of the most robust fibre network and high…

CenturyLink on Monday agreed to acquire Level 3 Communications in a merger worth $34 billion (€31.06 billion), confirming rumours last week that claimed the two were negotiating a deal. Purchasing Level 3 will add 200,000 route miles of fibre, including 64,000 miles in 350 metropolitan areas, and 33,000 miles of subsea cable, to CenturyLink's footprint. CenturyLink's on-net buildings will grow by 75% to 75,000, which includes 10,000 buildings in EMEA and Latin America. "Together with Level 3 we will have one of the most robust fibre network and high…

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