SOURCE: XO Communications

XO Communications

February 19, 2010 15:30 ET

XO Communications Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's Twelfth Annual Product of the Year Award

XO Enterprise SIP Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2010) - XO Communications announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named XO Enterprise SIP as a recipient of its 2009 Product of the Year Award.

"We are proud that XO Communications has been honored as the best-of-the-best in the industry for our VoIP services leadership," said Michael Toplisek, chief marketing officer for XO Business Services at XO Communications. "XO Enterprise SIP delivers a simple and cost-effective solution for distributed enterprises looking to streamline their managed voice services, and is the latest example of XO Communications' unwavering commitment to helping companies operate more efficiently and reduce costs."

"INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to grant XO Communications a 2009 Product of the Year Award for their XO Enterprise SIP service. XO Communications has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We're happy to recognize and honor XO Communications for their development of IP communications technology. We look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

XO Enterprise SIP

XO Enterprise SIP is a powerful communications solution that gives multi-location businesses the flexibility and scalability to transform their distributed voice network architecture into a more centralized and cost-effective VoIP solution. This award-winning solution enables customers to utilize a centralized IP-PBX architecture in key locations to deliver VoIP services to branch locations across an existing wide area network (WAN) or using the XO MPLS IP-VPN solution. Moreover, utilizing XO Enterprise SIP customers can achieve a number of benefits including:

-- Lower Total Cost of Ownership by using a single or fewer IP-PBXs to
   support all locations;
-- Reduced Operating Costs by not having to maintain costly PRI facilities
   or local voice trunks at each location, and eliminating the operating
   expense of managing separate voice and data networks;
-- Greater Flexibility by allowing locations to burst above their normal
   call capacity and sharing idle voice trunk capacity from other
   locations across the enterprise;
-- Increased Efficiency in network management through simplified and
   converged network operations, significantly less effort to connect new
   locations to the public switched telephone network;
-- Business Continuity with redundant Enterprise SIP connections and the
   ability to automatically re-route calls to alternate locations;
-- Extensive Nationwide Availability of XO VoIP services in all 50 states
   and more than 2,700 cities.

For more information about XO Enterprise SIP, visit www.xo.com/esip.

A complete list of Product of the Year winners is published in the February 2010 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, (www.itmag.com). INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998™.

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.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.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation's top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). For more information about TMC, visit http://tmcnet.com/. TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: IT.TMCnet.com, 4G-wirelessevolution.TMCnet.com, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.TMCnet.com, Cable.TMCnet.com, Satellite.TMCnet.com, Green.TMCnet.com, Healthcare.TMCnet.com, and Education.TMCnet.com. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.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.

Contact Information

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

    Courtney Harper
    Reputation Partners
    (for XO Communications)
    312-819-5722
    Email Contact

    Jan Pierret
    TMC
    Marketing Manager
    203-852-6800, ext. 228
    Email Contact