Cisco honors CenturyLink with U.S. Theatre/Area Award for Architectural Excellence in Global Cloud Solutions and Business Acceleration

MONROE, La., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) was recognized with the U.S. Theatre/Area Award for Architectural Excellence in Global Cloud Solutions and Business Acceleration at the Cisco Partner Summit 2016, held recently in San Francisco. Cisco honored CenturyLink for exhibiting the highest level of excellence in the design of networks and customer solutions within the service provider sector in the U.S.

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"The rapid growth of cloud-based applications is pushing exponential network bandwidth consumption to the limit and changing the way companies are approaching the design of their networks," stated Bill Corbin, senior vice president, Strategic Partnerships and Channel Operations, CenturyLink. "This award validates our commitment to delivering a wide range of innovative IT services, including network, managed hosting and cloud solutions to businesses, enabling them to better service their customers."

Cisco Partner Summit awards are given to exemplary channel partners and recognize best-in-class business practices that serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing of new opportunities and sales approaches. All award recipients were selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner Organization and regional and theater executives.

Cisco Partner Summit is attended by more than 2,100 global attendees from Cisco's ecosystem of partners representing more than 1,000 companies worldwide from more than 75 countries.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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