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International Private Line Services

Sleep well knowing your company’s international communications system is up and running and unauthorized users cannot access your private information. Private Line services can give you peace of mind that your internal traffic is transmitted securely and quickly on an end-to-end private connection. If you are looking to maximize investments made in your domestic network and you want to expand globally, CenturyLink International Private Line Services and network capabilities can meet your needs.

Extend your global reach - availability

CenturyLink now offers customers seamless connectivity to multiple major international markets. This seamless connectivity enables multi-national customers to meet the majority of their telecommunication needs through a one-stop-shopping relationship with CenturyLink.

CenturyLink International Private Line Service (Wholesale) provides trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific connectivity between the US, Asia, South America and Europe.

The CenturyLink International Network utilizes current, redundant undersea cable systems to connect between CenturyLink-operated points of presence (POPs). PC-1, EAC, Japan-US, Southern Cross and Tyco trans-Atlantic cable systems currently support the CenturyLink International Network.

CenturyLink has expanded its global reach through relationships with best-in-breed international network providers for customers who need their IPL circuits to reach beyond the CenturyLink International Network.

Secure, fast, flexible connections

Speed, power, flexibility, and the bandwidth required to accommodate today’s key business applications are some of the advantages available to you via CenturyLink International Private Line Wholesale Service.

Significant benefits include:

  • Security: Fiber optic circuits protected by SONET or SDH are highly resistant to tampering—providing an extra level of security and restorability.

  • Reliability: High standards of accuracy and system availability, including 99.95 percent availability for point of presence POP-to-POP service.

  • Expandability: The service is designed to be flexible, so transmission capabilities can readily expand to meet changing requirements.

  • Cost-effective: Competitively priced solutions specifically designed to meet your requirements.

  • Simplicity: International Private Line offers a single point of contact to manage the end-to-end solution.

Our wide range of access speeds, backed by industry-leading service level agreements (SLAs), enhance our customers’ secure transmissions. CenturyLink offers several narrowband and broadband service level options. Service is generally available at DS-1 (1.5 Mbps), E-1 (2.0 Mbps), DS-3 (45 Mbps), OC-3c/STM-1 (155 Mbps), OC-12/STM-4c (622 Mbps), and OC-48/STM-16c (2488 Mbps) levels, depending on the service location. E-3 termination is not available in the US. Service is available to all destinations at DS-1 (1.5 Mbps) and DS-3 (45 Mbps) levels. To Europe and Asia, service is also available at the E-1 (2 Mbps) level. Intra-Europe we can offer E-1 and DS-3 services.

All this and simplicity, too

With the CenturyLink network extended to Europe and Asia, we now offer customers seamless connectivity to major international markets. You do not have to worry about managing multiple providers. CenturyLink is your single point of contact. Plus, you will receive a single bill, in a single currency, in a single language, with a single phone number to call for all your service needs.

How to Get Started

For more information on International Service, please contact your CenturyLink Sales Representative.