SOURCE: XO Communications

XO Communications

March 29, 2010 08:00 ET

XO Communications Launches 40 Gbps Network Services Nationwide

Enhanced Services Expand Ultra High-Speed Bandwidth Options for Customers With Latency-Sensitive Applications

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) -  XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced the availability of 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) network services in all major metropolitan markets the company serves across the United States. The new capabilities are designed to meet growing demand for ultra high-bandwidth and low latency network connectivity by enterprise and wholesale customers.

Today, large enterprises and service providers are increasingly looking for more cost-effective, higher speed network connectivity options to manage larger volumes of network traffic and achieve ultra-low latency for applications running across their networks. Companies such as large financial institutions and financial trading firms require network connectivity at the fastest speeds possible in order to receive market data, analyze the data and then place an order in a matter of milliseconds. For wireless service providers, they will continue to need higher-bandwidth connections in order to cost-effectively manage the significant growth of mobile network traffic resulting from 3G and new 4G wireless data applications.

The new XO 40 Gbps network offerings provide the broadest nationwide availability and bring all the operational and performance benefits customers need in order to manage more bandwidth more cost-effectively. The new capabilities include:

  • 40 Gbps Wavelength services: Allow customers to use a single 40 Gbps link for ultra high-bandwidth network connections between two locations and provide operational benefits of managing one link instead of purchasing multiple 10 Gbps links.
  • 40 Gbps IP Transit services: Allow customers to aggregate large volumes of Internet traffic over a single connection and not have to manage multiple dedicated Internet access circuits.

"We are continually investing in our network to offer customers the highest levels of capacity, speed and performance they require today and be prepared for their network needs of tomorrow," said Randy Nicklas, chief technology officer at XO Communications. "These new high-speed, low latency network offerings enable customers with mission-critical applications to achieve their strategic business objectives to increase revenue in the most cost-effective manner possible."

Listen to an audio podcast where XO Communications Chief Technology Officer, Randy Nicklas, discusses how enterprises and service providers can leverage the benefits of XO Communications 40 Gbps network solutions.

To see XO Communications' nationwide network coverage, visit the company's website here: http://www.xo.com/about/network/Pages/maps.aspx.

About XO Communications
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced broadband communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include those describing our ability to remain an industry leader, enhance our communications solutions and continue to deliver a broad range of high-capacity network services and mid-band Ethernet services. Management cautions the reader that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to a number of both known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and actual results, performance, and/or achievements of XO Communications may differ materially from the future results, performance, and/or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. Other factors to consider also include the risk factors described from time to time in the reports filed by XO Holdings, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. XO Holdings, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as otherwise required by law.

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