Rocket Internet Selects Level 3’s Services to Expand Its Reach in Brazil
SAO PAULO, Feb. 19, 2013 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) announced Rocket Internet, a global e-commerce website developer headquartered in Germany, is expanding its reach in Brazil by using Level 3’s hosting and network services for its servers.
As part of the agreement, Level 3 provides hosting services for Rocket’s websites at its data center located in Cotia, São Paulo. Operating in Brazil since 2011, Rocket Internet develops retail websites with a focus on sportswear, children’s products, handicrafts and home goods.
“We chose Level 3 because of its recognized position in the e-commerce market and the amount of value-added services it provides,” said Fabricio Pettena, CIO at Rocket Brazil. “Our relationship with Level 3 already exists in Europe and now expands to one of the most promising e-commerce markets in South America.”
“We are excited to be expanding our association with Rocket in Brazil. Level 3’s services will provide Rocket’s users with greater website availability,” said Marcos Malfatti, Level 3’s senior vice president of Sales for Brazil.
Level 3 provides managed services through its Premier Elite data center facilities in Cotia, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro.
For more information about Level 3’s data center services, please visit: http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/cloud-and-it/data-center-services/data-center-management/
About Rocket Internet
Founded in Berlin (Germany), the Rocket Internet GmbH group works on building promising business models and has already created several successful internet companies in the past years. Among them, Zalando, Groupon/CityDeal, Dafiti, Mobly and Westwing. Currently, it is present in more than 18 countries – Europe, Asia and America. The company has been in Brazil since March 2011, and has developed more than 13 business models (e-commerce, Market Place and Subscription), using the Internet as their main platform.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com.
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