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Level 3 Acquires Genuity

Photonics.com
Feb 2003
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 6 -- Level 3 Communications Inc. announced today it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets and operations of Genuity Inc., a Tier 1 internet protocol (IP) communications company based in Woburn, Mass. Level 3 has paid $60 million in cash to Genuity plus $77 million in cash for prepayments to vendors for network services to be used by Level 3 in 2003. In addition, Level 3 is assuming some of Genuity’s long-term operating agreements.

Level 3 said it is purchasing substantially all of the assets and customer contracts owned by the operating subsidiaries of Genuity.

As part of the transaction, Level 3 has negotiated commercial agreements with both Verizon and America Online, Genuity’s largest customers.

Level 3 will operate its newly acquired managed IP services business in Woburn under the name Genuity Managed Services. As part of this transaction, Level 3 has assumed most of Genuity’s existing customer contracts.

For more information, visit: www.level3.com



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