Level 3 Communications Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated on July 1, 1941 as Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. The Company is a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services that owns or leases a substantial portion of the plant, property and equipment necessary to provide its services. It offers Core Network Services including IP and Data Services, Transport and Fiber Services, Voice Services, Colocation and Data Center Services, Security Services; and Wholesale Voice Services including Voice Termination and Toll Free. Its geographical segments include North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Latin America. Its customers include Enterprises; Content; Government and Wholesale. Its Content customers comprise subgroups of customers including Digital Entertainment, such as providers of online gaming; social networking providers; technology companies that enable digital advertising and digital ad agencies; and companies that provide video over the Internet; Media and Entertainment, such as media conglomerates; programmers; studios and production companies; and broadcast station ownership groups; and Sports teams (professional and college); and stadiums and venues. The Company's competitors are long distance carriers, ILECs, CLECs, Post Telephone and Telegraphs, or PTTs, companies that operate Content Delivery Networks, or CDNs, and other companies such as cable companies, that provide communications services, Verizon, AT&T, XO, NTT, Tata and Cogent in North America, and BT, Orange, TeliaSonera and Tata in Europe, Telefonica, Telmex and national incumbent telecommunications carriers, and among others.
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