Awards & Accolades

International & National Awards

Frost & Sullivan recognizes CenturyLink as the product leader in hybrid cloud management platforms for its innovative Cloud Application Manager platform

CenturyLink has received the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Product Leadership Award for its innovative Cloud Application Manager hybrid cloud management platform, whose dynamic capabilities deliver added value by aligning IT teams around workloads and business initiatives as they pursue their digital transformation goals.

2017 British Safety Council’s Five Star Audit Award for Former-Level 3 Communications UK Operations

The Five Star Audit process involves an in-depth examination of an organisation’s entire health and safety management system(s) and associated arrangements, focusing on the key aspects of their approach to managing occupational health and safety in the workplace and offers a structured path for continual improvement towards best practice status.

CenturyLink named to Minority Engineer Magazine's "Top 50 Employers" List

CenturyLink ranked #35 on the 27th Annual "Top 50 Employers" in the U.S. by Minority Engineer magazine. The readers of Minority Engineer magazine selected the top companies and/or government agencies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe would provide a positive working environment for engineers who are members of minority groups.

CenturyLink ranks #20 on CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine's "Top 50 Employers" List

The readers of CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine recognized CenturyLink as one of the top 50 companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe provide a positive working environment for people with disabilities. This list is the result of an annual reader survey mailed and e-mailed to randomly selected readers of CAREERS & the disABLED magazine.

CenturyLink wins seven awards for network excellence at MEF 2017

CenturyLink today announced it won seven awards from MEF that highlight the depth and breadth of CenturyLink's network and managed services, including Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN). Award winners were recognized at the MEF17 networking event held this week in Orlando, Fla.

CenturyLink receives Wholesale Provider Excellence Award from ATLANTIC-ACM

CenturyLink was awarded ATLANTIC-ACM’s 2017 Metro Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Award for Billing at this year’s IMCOMPAS Show in San Francisco.

CenturyLink receives Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Service Provider of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan for third consecutive year

CenturyLink, Inc. has been named the Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Service Provider of the Year for a third consecutive year by Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm. The award recognizes the company's success in solving IT challenges for Asia Pacific businesses that leverage CenturyLink's comprehensive portfolio of hybrid IT services.

Live Marketing and CenturyLink win International Business Award

Live Marketing, an award-winning creative agency, and CenturyLink, its client, earned a silver Stevie® Award in the 2017 International Business AwardsSM. Live Marketing was responsible for the creative strategy and implementation of the project which was honored in the Live Event Category. Judges praised the exhibit for its interactive and personalized visitor experience, calling the program “effective and innovative” and citing its “impressive metrics.”

CenturyLink named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe for fifth consecutive year

CenturyLink, Inc. today announced it has once again been positioned as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe. This marks the fifth consecutive year Gartner has named CenturyLink a leader in this report. The report evaluated managed hybrid cloud hosting solutions from CenturyLink and recognised it as a leading provider based on its "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision."

CenturyLink Senior Vice President Vernon Irvin named to Executive Leadership Council

Vernon Irvin, CenturyLink, senior vice president, was inducted into the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) during its 2017 summer general membership meeting in London, England. Comprised of more than 600 current and former senior executives at Fortune 1,000 and Global 500 companies, the ELC champions the development of black leaders and strives to increase the number of successful black executives.

CenturyLink wins VMware Cloud Provider 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award

CenturyLink, Inc. has been honored as a winner of a VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award in the Cloud Provider category. CenturyLink was recognized at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017, held recently in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.

CenturyLink Wins HPE 2017 Global Service Provider of the Year

CenturyLink, Inc. has won the 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global Service Provider of the Year award. This well-known award, presented at HPE's Global Partner Summit, recognizes CenturyLink's outstanding performance and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence and customer satisfaction.

CRN recognizes three CenturyLink Alliances professionals on its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list

CenturyLink, Inc. announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named three CenturyLink Alliances professionals to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The professionals who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem.

John DeLozier, Vice President of Channel Alliances at CenturyLink, recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

CenturyLink, Inc. announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named John DeLozier, vice president of Channel Alliances, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

John DeLozier, vice president of CenturyLink Channel Alliances, honored by Channel Partners magazine with 2017 Circle of Excellence award

CenturyLink, Inc. announced that Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, has recognized John DeLozier, vice president of CenturyLink Channel Alliances, with a 2017 Circle of Excellence award. The publication's Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an April 12 awards ceremony at the Spring 2017 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout 2017 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center.

CenturyLink awarded 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena

CenturyLink, Inc. has been named the 2016 BizConnect Carrier Managed Services Partner of the Year by Ciena® in recognition of CenturyLink's significant growth and innovation in managed services across several verticals, including healthcare, financial services, and federal, state and local government. CenturyLink deploys Ciena equipment to deliver wave and Ethernet services to enterprise customers.              

ATLANTIC-ACM awards CenturyLink Wholesale Operations Best-in-Class Awards

CenturyLink was recognized by ATLANTIC ACM with four Wholesale “Best-in-Class” awards: Provisioning (three-time winner), Customer Service (two-time winner), Sales Representatives (two-time winner) and Billing.

Eastman Chemical Company names CenturyLink Supplier of the Year


CenturyLink was named by Eastman Chemical Company as the 2009 Supplier of the Year, the first time in Eastman’s 90-year history the honor has been awarded to a communications company. CenturyLink was selected from 6,000 global Eastman suppliers. Eastman is a global chemical company manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of chemicals, fibers and plastics.

Nemertes PilotHouse Award for Top Provider of Carrier Ethernet Services for a Market Challenger given to Qwest

Nemertes Research interviewed more than 2,000 IT decision makers and asked them to rate Ethernet providers. Qwest (acquired by CenturyLink in 2011) received the highest rating for customer service of any provider and the highest overall score among Ethernet Market Challengers, winning the prestigious Pilothouse Award. In 2009 Qwest received awards for Top Provider - Best Overall, Best Value and Best Customer Service.

CenturyLink a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series

The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to objectively measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Inclusion on the list is a reflection of meeting or exceeding FTSE standards; ranks are not assigned. Centurylink continues to be a member company of the FTSE4Good Index.

Cisco Systems, Inc. recognized the Business Markets Group (BMG) division of Qwest (acquired by CenturyLink in 2011) with U.S. and Canada Service Provider Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Service Provider Advanced Technology Partner of the Year and...

Cisco Systems, Inc. recognized the Business Markets Group (BMG) division of Qwest (acquired by CenturyLink in 2011) with U.S. and Canada Service Provider Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Service Provider Advanced Technology Partner of the Year and West Region SLED Partner of the Year. In 2009, Cisco Systems, Inc. recognized the BMG with US and Canada Provider Partner of the Year, Advanced Technology Partner of the Year and Services Partner of the Year.

Avaya names CenturyLink Service Provider Partner of the Year

CenturyLink has been named the 2010 Service Provider Partner of the Year by Avaya. The award was announced at the Avaya 2011 America’s Partner Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Avaya is a global leader in business communications software, systems and services. This prestigious award, earned in the first year of CenturyLink’s channel partner agreement with Avaya, was given based on the company’s ability to fully certify and train more than 500 sales and professional engineer and technician resources, growth in revenue performance of 110 percent and internal deployment of Avaya technology.

“CenturyLink has risen to the top despite operating during economically challenging times in our country and has continued to invest their time and resources in advancing their Avaya expertise,” said Sandy Preizler, vice president, Service Provider Channels, Avaya. “As a result, they were rewarded by both the market and now, by Avaya.”

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks CenturyLink 7th among Tech 100

For the 12th year, Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the top performing tech companies in the world. CenturyLink was ranked #7 – a member of the prestigious digital elite.

CenturyLink receives 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

CenturyLink received the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to public sector employers – for its exceptional support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

The Freedom Award recognizes the support given to Guard and Reserve employees by Qwest Communications, which was acquired by CenturyLink in April 2011. Qwest had previously won the Freedom Award at the state level for three consecutive years. CenturyLink is among 15 organizations receiving the national award this year from a field of more than 4,000 nominations submitted by service members or their families.

In another recognition of its commitment to employees who also served in the military, CenturyLink was named to the list of 45 Great Employers for Vets by Military Times EDGE. The magazine determined the list based on survey responses from Fortune 1000 companies and top government contractors that rated the employers on their vet-friendliness in three areas: recruiting, corporate culture and reserve policies.

According to Military Times EDGE, “We looked for companies that could prove they make veterans a priority – not just with slogans and statements of support, but with programs, policies and positive track records.”

ATLANTIC-ACM bestows upon CenturyLink Wholesale Operations Best-in-Class Awards

CenturyLink Wholesale Operations earned Best-in-Class awards for the fourth consecutive year, based on the 2010 Metro Wholesale Carrier Report Card study by ATLANTIC-ACM, a leading telecommunications research consultancy and benchmarking firm.

ATLANTIC-ACM recognized CenturyLink Wholesale Operations for excellence in the area of Sales Representatives for a third consecutive year and Billing for the second consecutive year. The awards are given to carriers based on direct feedback from their wholesale customers.

“CenturyLink’s wins in Sales Representatives and Billing reflect well on the company’s efforts to maintain a high standard when it comes to customer experience,” said Fedor Smith, president of ATLANTIC-ACM. “What is truly impressive is that CenturyLink won both of these awards in the study last year, and its legacy company Embarq won the Customer Service award in 2008 - clearly, they have a long-standing commitment to serving their customers.”

Qwest (acquired by CenturyLink in 2011) won Carrier Excellence Awards for Customer Service, Data Value, Performance, Network, Billing (tied) and Provisioning in 2010, as well as receiving the highest numerical average ratings of metro wholesale customers’ opinions for their Local Circuit Switched Voice Quality and SONET Ring Quality. In 2009, Qwest received Best-in-Class awards for Enterprise Data Value, Small-Business Data Value, Network Performance, Enterprise Voice Value, Provisioning, Billing and Sales Representatives and Quality of Data Solution.

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