SOURCE: XO Communications

XO Communications

August 12, 2009 08:00 ET

XO Communications Rolls Out VoIP Enhancements to Simplify and Streamline Communications for Multi-Location Enterprises

Enhancements Include Expanded Nationwide Coverage, New Business Continuity Features and Wider Range of Interoperable IP-PBX Platforms for SIP Deployments

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced new enhancements to its voice over IP (VoIP) services portfolio that help businesses and large enterprises with distributed locations simplify and streamline their IP-based communications networks.

"With a growing number of multi-location enterprises deploying XO's converged voice and data solutions, we knew that enhancing our nationwide VoIP services was critical to providing even more capabilities to make our customers' networks simpler and easier to manage," said Vince Margiotta, vice president of product marketing at XO Communications. "Moreover, our cost-effective VoIP services, together with our networking and business continuity solutions, will enable our customers to boost productivity and streamline efficiencies more than ever before."

To date, more than 16,000 businesses nationwide with more than 680,000 end users have deployed VoIP services from XO Communications. The latest enhancements to the company's award-winning VoIP services portfolio, which includes XO IP Flex, XO IP Flex with VPN and XO SIP, will greatly enhance the communications capabilities of mid-sized and enterprise business customers seeking a single nationwide voice and data solutions provider. The new capabilities announced today include:

--  Availability of XO's VoIP services in all 50 states for multi-location
    enterprises;
--  Wider range of interoperable IP-PBX platforms for SIP deployments; and
--  Availability of automatic call routing to provide business continuity
    capabilities for XO VoIP customers.
    

Expanded Nationwide VoIP Services Coverage

XO Communications has expanded its nationwide VoIP coverage to include all 50 states. The enhancement of XO Communications' nationwide coverage effectively doubles its VoIP footprint throughout the United States and enables the company to provide its VoIP services in 80 percent of major metropolitan markets. With virtually unrivalled nationwide reach across the country, XO is positioned as the leading communications and networking services provider for multi-location businesses. For businesses in the retail and financial services industries, as well as other businesses with widely distributed locations, this expansion will further help them to streamline the management of their network, achieve increased efficiencies and reduce costs by leveraging the XO nationwide network for their multi-location requirements.

"Businesses and large enterprises with operations, branch offices or retail stores distributed across the country are often faced with the management of multiple providers and varying service types to support their communications requirements," said Rebecca Swensen, analyst, Mobility and IP Communications Services at IDC. "These enhancements from XO facilitate simplicity, flexibility and the ability of multi-location businesses to deploy a single VoIP services platform in support of their locations nationwide."

Increased Number of Interoperable IP-PBX Platforms for SIP Deployments

In an effort to help customers fully leverage the benefits of its converged VoIP services, XO Communications has also increased the number of IP-PBX interoperability certifications for XO SIP, its award-winning SIP trunking solution. In the past year, the company has added four new IP-PBX platforms that are interoperable with XO SIP and now supports the following platforms:

--  Avaya Aura, Avaya Communication Manager, Avaya Communication Manager
    Branch Edition, Avaya IP Office
--  Cisco Call Manager Express, Cisco Unified Communications Manager,
    Cisco UC500
--  Digium AA50, Digium Asterisk Business Edition, Digium Switchvox
--  Fonality PBXtra, Fonality trixbox Pro
--  NEC UNIVERGE SV8100 and UX5000
--  Sutus Business Central 200
--  Toshiba Strata CIX40, CIX100, CIX200, CIX670 and CIX1200
    

Automatic Call Routing

The company is also offering an additional level of redundancy for VoIP customers with its new Automatic Call Routing feature that provides a business continuity capability in which incoming calls can be routed to an alternate phone, landline or mobile device in the face of an unplanned event. As more companies seek to leverage the cost-savings and increased flexibility of VoIP, this new feature ensures employees are reachable and responsive regardless of their location. Automatic Call Routing is the latest addition to XO Business Continuity Solutions. Earlier this summer, the company unveiled XO Connect, a multi-modal mass notification service that enables customers to deliver urgent communications to thousands of recipients simultaneously via telephone, text message or email. The company also offers XO Anywhere, its award-winning unified communications tool for customers deploying IP Flex and IP Flex with VPN.

To learn more about XO VoIP services, go to http://www.xo.com/services/voip/Pages/overview.aspx or contact an XO representative at (866) 349-0134. To learn more about the benefits of XO VoIP services for multi-location enterprises, listen to a podcast from XO Communications here: http://xo.connectedsocialmedia.com/12/voip-the-power-of-simplity.

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.

Contact Information

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