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Intervals for new services

Here is how long it typically takes us (in business days) to install new service from customer signed date to install date.

On-net install interval objectives (in business days from customer signed date)

Product Local access method and bandwidth North America/ APAC EMEA LATAM
Cross connect n/a 25 25 30
Colocation total n/a 25 25 30
Dark fiber total n/a ICB 25 ICB
Internet access DS-1 / E-1 25 35 60
DS-3 / E-3 30 35 60
Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 35 35 60
OC-n 35 35 60
Wave 35 35 60
Private line services DS-1 / E-1 25 35 60
DS-3 / E-3 30 35 60
Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 45 35 60
OC-n ICB 35 60
MPLS/IPVPN DS-1 / E-1 25 35 60
DS-3 / E-3 30 35 60
Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 35 35 60
OC-n 35 35 60
Wavelength 35 35 60
Wavelength services Wavelength 25 25 60
Security solutions (stand-alone) n/a 30 30 35
Ethernet services (E-Line/ E-Access/E-LAN*) Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 25 25 25
Metro ethernet n/a 35   n/a
Important:
  • We provide SLOs in initial communications for general guidance until we know all dependencies and can provide customer commit date (CCD).

  • Intervals are estimates and represent business days from the date you sign the contract until the date CenturyLink installs your service.

  • Orders requiring network expansion to the building may incur an additional 30–65 business days’ lead times.

  • Longest terminating region interval applies.

  • For CenturyLink Managed Security Services and Managed IP/VPN with NA and EMEA terminations, add a minimum of 5 business days.

  • Voice and CenturyLink Voice Complete® SLOs dependent on related access SLOs.

Off-net install interval objectives (in business days from customer signed date)

    North America* EMEA LATAM APAC
Product Access method North America* EMEA* Mexico, Central & South America* Venezuela* China/ India* Hong Kong (SAR)/ Singapore/ Japan/ Australia* Korea/ Taiwan (SAR)/ Malaysia/ Philippines/ Indonesia/ Thailand/ Vietnam*
Internet access DS-1 / E-1 40 50 80 ICB 110 90 120
DS-3 / E-3 - OC-12/ STM4 75 75 80 ICB ICB ICB ICB
OC-48 and Wavelength ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB
Ethernet (FastE) 90 90 90 ICB 110 100 120
Ethernet (GigE) 90 90 90 ICB 110 ICB 120
Private line services
DS-1/E-1 40 50 100 ICB 110 90 120
DS-3/E-3 75 75 100 ICB ICB ICB ICB
OC3-12/STM4 75 75 100 ICB ICB ICB ICB
OC48+/STM16+ ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB
MPLS/IPVPN DS-1/E-1 40 50 95
ICB 110 90 120
DS3/E3 - OC12/STM4 75 75 95
ICB ICB ICB ICB
OC-48 or Wavelength ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB
Ethernet (FastE) 90 90 95
ICB 110 100 120
Ethernet (GigE) 90 90 95
ICB 110 ICB 120
Wavelength N/A ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB
Ethernet services N/A ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB ICB
Important:
  • We provide SLOs in initial communications for general guidance until we know all dependencies and can provide customer commit date (CCD).

  • Intervals are estimates and represent business days from the date you sign the contract until the date CenturyLink installs your service.

  • Vendor construction is ICB.

  • Longest terminating region interval applies.

  • For CenturyLink Managed Security Services and Managed IP/VPN with NA and EMEA terminations, add a minimum of 5 business days.

  • Voice and CenturyLink Voice Complete® SLOs dependent on related access SLOs.

Intervals for changing existing services

Use the intervals below as a guide to when CenturyLink can complete modifications to your service for North America and EMEA only, such as bandwidth changes (or other modifications which change the charges on your bill). These install intervals are non-binding estimates and subject to change at any time a CenturyLink’s sole discretion. These modifications differ from change requests (such as configuration or routing changes)—which we can typically complete more quickly. Usually, you submit change requests through the customer portal rather than contacting your account team.

Important: For North America, intervals represent business days from order submit date to install date; For EMEA, intervals represent business days from customer sign date to install date.
Network indicator SLO product grouping SLO bandwidth grouping North America EMEA
On-net Colocation services n/a 30 25
Cross connect n/a 14 15
Dark fiber services n/a 13 ICB
Ethernet services (E-Line/ E-Access/E-LAN*) Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 20 20
Internet services DS-1 / E-1 20 n/a
DS-3 / E-3 26 n/a
Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 21 20
OC-n ICB n/a
Wavelength 22 25
MPLS/IPVPN services DS-1 / E-1 21 n/a
DS-3 / E-3 26 n/a
Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 28 30
OC-n 26 n/a
Wavelength 33 25
Private line services DS-1 / E-1 13 n/a
DS-3 / E-3 18 n/a
Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 22 20
OC-n 18 n/a
Wavelength 11 25
Security Solutions n/a 35 35
Voice n/a -- 10
Wavelength services Wavelength 35 25
Off-net Converged services (all) DS-1 / E-1 28 n/a
DS-3 / E-3 20 n/a
Ethernet (FastE/GigE) 24 20
DS-1 / E-1 33 n/a
DS-3 / E-3 to OC12/STM 4 52 n/a
Ethernet (FastE) 52 20
Ethernet (GigE) 46 20
OC48 and Wavelength 20 25
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