SOURCE: XO Communications

September 17, 2008 08:00 ET

XO Communications Increases IP Network Capacity to Support Accelerating Traffic Growth

Addresses Significant Demand for High-Speed IP Transit Services From Enterprise and Wholesale Customers; Three-Fold Increase in IP Network Capacity in Major Nationwide Locations; Supports XO's Continuing Expansion Into High-Growth IP Transit Services Market

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it is augmenting the capacity of its nationwide IP network in response to increasing growth of IP traffic on its network and demand for high-speed Internet access services from enterprises and wholesale customers.

XO Communications is deploying Juniper Networks MX960 Ethernet Services Routers in major metropolitan locations nationwide, delivering a three-fold increase in capacity across the edge of the XO IP network. The MX960 platform is one of the largest-capacity Carrier Ethernet platforms available on the market today, with up to 960 gigabits per second (Gbps) of switching and routing capacity, enabling more revenue per platform and providing the scalability to support the growth of the XO network.

The Juniper MX960 platform will be used to support a broad range of XO services, including High Speed IP Transit, IP-VPN and voice over IP (VoIP) services for businesses, large enterprises and wholesale customers. Specifically, the additional capacity will enable XO Communications to continue to meet customer demand for higher speed IP transit services at speeds of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps.

"We're seeing increasing demand for high-speed IP transit solutions from both large enterprises and wholesale customers to support the growing bandwidth-intensive requirements of their networks and end users," said Randy Nicklas, chief technology officer at XO Communications. "By continually investing in our network, XO can provide the most advanced network infrastructure to support our high-performance IP services, stay ahead of the demand from our customers for more bandwidth, and continue to pursue opportunities that will drive revenue growth on a cost-effective basis."

In the first half of 2008, IP traffic on the XO network grew by nearly 60 percent, driven by enterprise and wholesale customers' bandwidth demands and utilization of XO High Speed IP Transit services to support the growing bandwidth consumption of their downstream customers from services such as video streaming, voice over IP, gaming, ecommerce, and online file sharing.

The additional capacity expansion announced today follows a major capacity upgrade of XO's core IP network infrastructure completed earlier this year which more than doubled the capacity of its core nationwide IP network. The XO IP network is designed to offer customers -- including large enterprises, cable companies, Internet content providers, telecommunications companies and other service providers -- robust and scalable network solutions at the highest bandwidth levels available to help them manage their growing Internet traffic at speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

XO High Speed Transit Service

XO High Speed IP Transit service provides cable companies, online content providers, enterprises, and domestic and international telecommunications companies with fast, reliable Internet backbone access without the cost of building and managing a Tier 1 network. With many bandwidth options available along with XO's robust peering arrangements, XO High Speed IP Transit service provides:

--  DS3, OC3, OC12, OC48, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    Service options;
--  Full port or burstable billing options;
--  Service Level Agreements; and
--  Direct connectivity to high valued content and access destinations on
    the Internet.

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

Contact Information

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    XO Communications
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    Chris Roche
    Brodeur Partners (for XO Communications)
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