It has been quite some time since the PR department at Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has gotten such a good workout. Yesterday the company's Content Markets division won an interesting deal with Zolmo to deliver Jamie Oliver "20 Minute Meals" to the iPhone. They will be providing caching, geo-targeting, and streaming video, amongst other services. Now, I for one would cringe at propping up my iPhone in the kitchen while I cook, let's just say I'm not known for maintaining a clean counter and leaving it at that. But then, I don't actually own an iPhone yet either ... but I'm all for burning that bandwidth!
Today Level 3's Business Markets group announced a contract with Multi-Point Communications, a provider of audio and web conferencing based in the southeast. They will be providing a laundry list of services to the company's Atlanta and Birmingham offices dedicated internet access, toll-free, voice-termination, private line and colocation, unifying Multi-Point's traffic onto the Level 3 backbone.
Combined with the Wholesale Markets group's win at TDS Telecom earlier this week, all three divisions got some quality air time. Hopefully that will translate into a similar broad-based recovery in their financials throughout 2010.
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