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Press Release -- March 15th, 2010
Source: XO Holdings
Tags: Exchange, MPLS

XO Communications Launches International Customer Referral Program to Provide Overseas Carrier Customers with Access to U.S. Network Services

  • CAST International, Ltd. Signs First International Customer Referral Agreement

HERNDON, VA – March 15, 2010 – XO Communications today announced the launch of its International Customer Referral Program, which facilitates overseas telecommunications companies contracting with XO to provide their carrier customers with access to the complete portfolio of XO Carrier Services products and services in the U.S. The program is quickly gaining momentum; XO has already secured its first international customer referral agreement with CAST International, Ltd., an international business consulting firm based in Hong Kong. CAST can now refer international carriers looking to expand into the U.S. to XO for network services.

Through the customer referral program, international carrier customers will gain easier access to XO’s high-speed, high-capacity IP-based transport and networking services, such as MPLS IP-VPN. These services are provisioned over XO’s more than 19,000 route-mile U.S. metro network, which reach more than 50 percent of businesses.

This program builds on XO’s strategy to further strengthen its position within the international carrier community, broaden its service areas and offerings within existing XO markets, and expand into new U.S. markets. Within the past three months, XO has announced increased connectivity to Latin America via a new gateway on the U.S.-Mexico border and throughout the Inland Empire region of Southern California. In addition, a recent arrangement with Hibernia Atlantic allowed XO to expand its IP network in Europe.

“XO is aggressively seeking to expand its presence in Asia, Europe and South and Central America,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “Our International Customer Referral Program allows us easier access to overseas telecom companies, thereby expanding international awareness of XO services. Conversely, our referral customers will enjoy access to the robust XO product portfolio of U.S. network service offerings that they can now seamlessly provide to their customers.”

For CAST, electing to participate in the International Customer Referral Program was an easy decision, as the company has successfully collaborated with XO in the past.

“By working with XO, CAST is better positioned than many of its peers to offer its Asia-based carrier customers access to high-quality network services both here and abroad,” said Joseph Tse, senior managing partner of CAST. “XO’s large U.S. presence and track record of first-class customer service and product offerings assures us that our customers will receive the best service possible.”

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

About CAST International, Ltd.
CAST International, Ltd. is an international business consulting firm that advises on infrastructure, transportation and telecommunications initiatives. Based in Hong Kong and founded in 2001, CAST primarily counsels corporations in the Asia Pacific region.

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 expand (internationally and domestically) and broaden our offerings. 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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