MONROE, La., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) was recently named North American Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks at their Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas. The 2012 Juniper Partner Awards recognize outstanding achievements and commitment from the company's top partners in the areas of sales, customer service excellence, technology expertise and service specializations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO) CenturyLink's deployment of CPE solutions as an enabler for new managed services in 2012 helped the company to achieve Partner of the Year, one of Juniper's top honors. "We congratulate CenturyLink for its outstanding achievements and commitment to leading its customers to build next generation networks," said Emilio Umeoka, senior vice president – worldwide partners and alliances, Juniper Networks. "Juniper's annual partner awards recognize partners from around the world who have demonstrated leadership in driving network innovation in the marketplace." About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink ™ Prism ™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com. SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.