SOURCE: XO Communications

April 22, 2008 08:00 ET

BandCon Extends Backbone, Increases Network Capacity With XO Communications

Increased Customer Demand Drives BandCon's Recent Purchase of Multiple 10 Gbps Wavelengths From XO Communications

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement to provide high-capacity network transport services to BandCon, the network provider for large content Web sites, in order to meet BandCon's customers' increased demand for bandwidth.

Under the terms of the agreement, BandCon has purchased seven 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) wavelengths and colocation services in Los Angeles, Houston and San Francisco. BandCon has been expanding its network in order to deliver more capacity to its customers, most of which are Web 2.0-based enterprises such as social networking sites and VoIP providers that run bandwidth-intensive applications and services including online video streaming, rich multi-media content, wireless data, HD video, and higher-speed broadband offerings.

"BandCon selected XO based on the fact that our customers have ever-expanding content and constantly need additional capacity in a timely manner," said Ari Benowitz, CEO of BandCon. "XO has an extensive network, their sales team is a pleasure to work with and they can consistently provision the capacity we need to meet our customers' demands."

"We're proud to have quickly delivered the capacity that BandCon needs in order to serve its customers," said Brad Boddicker, vice president and regional manager for the west region at XO Communications. "Our advanced nationwide network and technology gives XO the reach and performance to meet the needs of content network delivery providers like BandCon. With ever increasing customer demand for more bandwidth, XO is continuing to demonstrate that it is the new, more agile provider in the high-capacity network services market."

For more information about XO Communications go to www.xo.com, or to speak with an XO sales representative, call (866) 349-0134.

About BandCon

BandCon is the network provider for large content Web sites, providing the most flexible and scalable complete network solutions for IP transit, transport, colocation, CDN and peering. BandCon's Content Delivery System is specifically designed to provide delivery mechanisms that coincide with sites immediate and ever changing needs. As a site matures the delivery methods will vary between transit, CDN, transport and peering. BandCon synergizes these methods into a cohesive group of products maximizing economics and performance. BandCon provides its Content Delivery System for MySpace, Internap, Revver, Vonage, Nine Systems and Skype.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500 and leading cable companies, carriers, content providers, and mobile operators. Utilizing its unique and powerful nationwide IP network and extensive local metro networks and broadband wireless facilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Chad Couser
    XO Communications
    T: 703-547-2746
    Email Contact

    Chris Roche
    Brodeur
    (for XO Communications)
    T: 202-775-2675
    Email Contact

    Lindsay Driesbach
    Bandcon
    T: 949-468-0630