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XO Communications

June 08, 2009 08:00 ET

XO Communications Recognized by Frost & Sullivan as an Emerging Company of the Year

XO Honored for MPLS IP-VPN Strengths and Early Investments to Expand Nationwide Ethernet Coverage

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) announced today that it is the recipient of the 2009 U.S. Emerging Company of the Year award in the MPLS/IP VPN Services Market category by Frost & Sullivan, a leading research and consulting firm.

The award commends XO Communications for its early and strategic investment in Ethernet over Copper technologies. XO Communications' investment in this technology, which began several years ago, today enables the company to offer the broadest range of Ethernet access to support the wider delivery of advanced networking solutions such as MPLS IP-VPN to businesses and carrier customers across the United States.

Frost & Sullivan presents the Emerging Company Award each year to the company that has emerged as a significant participant within its industry, along with exhibiting outstanding management, market growth and customer service. Honorees are selected via predetermined criteria, interviews with customers and suppliers, secondary research and an analysis of the company's overall efforts. The annual Emerging Company Award is part of Frost & Sullivan's Best Practice Awards, which recognize technology excellence and leadership in a wide range of categories.

"Frost & Sullivan believes XO is positioned to emerge as a significant competitor in the U.S. MPLS/IP VPN space," said Roopa Shree H, senior industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "XO's strategic decision to invest early on in Ethernet over Copper offerings, which today enables XO to offer the broadest range of Ethernet access to MPLS/IP VPN, will significantly contribute to MPLS/IP VPN demand in the market."

With deployments in 75 major metropolitan markets, XO Communications has the industry's largest deployment of Ethernet over Copper technology. This past April, XO Communications enhanced its Ethernet solutions portfolio even further by offering an expanded range of incremental Ethernet access speeds from 3 Mbps to 10 Gbps for its Dedicated Internet Access, Ethernet Private Line and MPLS IP-VPN services.

"This recognition by Frost & Sullivan reinforces XO Communications' dedication to offering businesses and carriers a wide range of Ethernet solutions that increase productivity and extend service options," said Vince Margiotta, vice president of product marketing at XO Communications. "With the ability to serve customers via fiber or last mile copper, Ethernet is an excellent alternative to traditional access methods, and XO is committed to providing the latest and most innovative solutions to its customers."


XO MPLS IP-VPN offers businesses and large enterprises a secure, intelligent and managed network 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
--  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, or contact an XO sales representative by calling (866) 963-9696.

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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

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