SOURCE: XO Communications

XO Communications

March 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Accelerates Network Performance With XO Communications Nationwide Voice and Data Solution

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it has deployed a nationwide voice and data networking solution for Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Known around the world for its tagline, "Let the good times roll™," Kawasaki has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades and is one of the world's leading marketers of motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles.

XO Communication has deployed a fully managed MPLS-based wide area networking solution connecting Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. headquarters, sales offices, distribution and manufacturing facilities across five states. The XO solution leverages both XO MPLS IP-VPN and XO IP Flex with VPN to provide Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. with a secure, private IP network with Class of Service capabilities to support optimal performance for Internet access, corporate applications, company databases, and email. In addition, XO Communications is providing local and long distance voice services.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is also utilizing XO Applications Performance Management to achieve better visibility into the applications running across its wide area network. This capability allows Kawasaki to optimize network performance and achieve more efficient use of its network by better predicting the performance of applications it uses every day across its network. By seamlessly connecting its corporate headquarters and locations nationwide of application-aware XO network solution, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has been able to reduce its annual voice and networking costs by 40 percent.

"We considered a number of service providers and we were very impressed with how XO Communications delivered a solution that met our unique needs," said Victor Martinez, Director of Information Systems, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. "Their wide area networking solution matched our footprint, improved network performance, drove costs out of our business and enabled XO to take on the day-to-day management of our network so that we could focus more resources on our core business."

"Kawasaki is a company recognized worldwide for performance and quality, and we are very pleased to be a solutions partner for them," said Jim Ferguson, vice president for the Pacific Region at XO Communications. "At XO Communications, our objective is to help our customers achieve maximum business performance with advanced solutions that help achieve strategic objectives and benefit the bottom line. With the solution we designed for Kawasaki, we helped them improve the performance of their network while achieving significant cost savings."

XO MPLS IP-VPN
XO MPLS IP-VPN offers businesses and large enterprises a secure, intelligent and managed network solution to connect offices, customers and partners and converge a wide range of voice, video and data applications over a single IP network infrastructure. XO MPLS IP-VPN provides a wide range of access options to connect locations and flexible Classes of Services to prioritize Internet, intranet, extranet, voice, video and mission-critical business applications -- all over a single, high performance application-aware IP network.

Key benefits of XO MPLS IP-VPN include:

  • Nationwide Coverage - Broad coverage with service availability in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States.
  • Flexible and Scalable Network Architecture - MPLS-based network architecture provides any-to-any connectivity among all sites and automatically sets up pathways to new sites.
  • Broad Range of Access Options - Customers can utilize the service with Dedicated Internet Access at speeds from T-1 through OC-X and Ethernet services.
  • Robust Classes of Service - Optimize data traffic flows to support any type of application with one flat rate for access to all four classes of service.
  • Fully Managed - Reduces total cost of ownership and provides 24x7 monitoring of network facilities and equipment.

For more information about XO MPLS IP-VPN or other XO services go to www.xo.com, or contact an XO sales representative by calling (866) 349-0134.

About Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,475 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,300 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki's tagline, "Let the good times roll," is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki's complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

About XO Communications
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced 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.

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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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