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Level 3 President Kevin OHara to Deliver Industry Keynote at Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Kevin OHara, president and chief operating officer of Level 3 Communications Inc., will deliver the industry keynote at the Fall 2007 Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

OHara will share his vision for the future of the communications business: what the competitive landscape may look like, what services will be offered, and other issues specific to the telecommunications industry.

He also will discuss the impact the changing competitive environment will have on the indirect channel and how partners, in concert with their suppliers, can maximize the long-term growth and health of the industry and their respective businesses.

OHara also will talk about some of Level 3s strategies for meeting the future needs of the business the company has acquired numerous companies in the last two years and its approach to the channel.

Although Level 3s current agent program is relatively new, the companys approach has been lauded from rollout and execution to product and support. Its executives are intent on adopting best practices from successful distribution models found in the data-centric world to make Level 3s program a standout in the carrier world.

OHaras industry keynote address will set the tone for two days of timely and exciting education sessions at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the communications industrys only event devoted exclusively to solutions providers agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects, wireless dealers and consultants. The fall event is expected to draw more than 2,000 participants and more than 140 exhibitors.

About Kevin OHara

Kevin OHara is president and COO of Level 3 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the communications business, which operates one of the largest communications and Internet backbones in the world. Level 3s service portfolio spans IP services, broadband transport, colocation, and patented softswitch-based managed modem and voice services for wholesale carriers and enterprises.

Prior to joining Level 3, O’Hara was president and chief executive officer of MFS Global Network Services. Earlier, he also served as president of MFS Development, and vice president of network services for MFS Telecom. Prior to MFS, O’Hara spent nine years in management positions with Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc., the company that formed both MFS and Level 3 (with different names) in the 80s under its Kiewit Diversified Group subsidiary.

Register by Aug. 24 for the Early Bird Discount!

To attend, call Jerry Murphy at +1 866 230 2311.

For exhibits/sponsorships, call Danica Cullins at +1 480 281 6713.

For advertising, call Mike Saxby at +1 480 675 8177.


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