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Press Release -- November 4th, 2010
Source: XO Holdings
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, MPLS, Private Line, Video, VoIP

XO Communications Participates in Carrier Ethernet Global Interconnect Demo

  • First Public Interoperability Test of its Kind at Ethernet Expo Americas 2010

HERNDON, VA– November 4, 2010- XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) announced the successful completion of the Carrier Ethernet Global Interconnect demonstration during Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo Americas in New York City on November 2 and 3. The public showcase included live demonstrations conducted through remote test management and videoconferencing between a facility in Frankfurt, Germany and collocation centers in New York City. European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), in collaboration with ancotel, a Frankfurt-based telecommunications and data hub operator, and Light Reading, created the service-provider interoperability test and showcase program for 2010. The purpose of the program was to document the state-of-the-art technology, provide detailed insight into current service offerings and help accelerate market activity. XO Communications, the only U.S.-based service-provider, previewed its Ethernet capabilities by originating traffic on the XO Communications network (that traversed the Equinix Exchange at 165 Halsey in Newark, New Jersey) and delivering it to an exchange in Frankfurt before its termination to end users throughout Europe.

“We are very pleased to have been selected to participate in this live demonstration,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “The success of this test further solidifies XO’s position as a recognized leader in the Carrier Ethernet space, which we were able to substantiate in this public forum.”

The XO Communications strategy of growing affordable off-fiber Ethernet coverage continues to resonate within the marketplace. The company has significantly expanded the availability of Ethernet services in the United States through its nationwide fiber networks, Ethernet over copper deployments in more than 75 U.S metropolitan markets and depth of broadband wireless capabilities. Through its multi-Ethernet access capabilities, XO Communications can deliver Ethernet services to nearly four million buildings and as many as ten million business locations within the U.S.

“The performance of our award winning Ethernet services and comprehensive coverage capabilities have been integral to our Ethernet sales growth and strong market position in Carrier Ethernet, ” added Ortega.

The XO Ethernet Services portfolio includes:

  • VPLS – Multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet WAN solution affording customers the ease of use of Ethernet and the resiliency of MPLS technology in order to support mission critical, highly-secure applications and multi-site connectivity
  • Ethernet Hub – Access the XO nationwide optical network via a single connection or hub and “fan out” lower bandwidth connections in a point-to-multipoint architecture to locations within the United States.
  • Ethernet Point-to-Point – Traditional private line connections ranging from 3Mbps to 10Gbps.
  • Ethernet Access – Affordable, scalable Ethernet access delivering Dedicated Internet Access, VoIP and MPLS IP-VPN services.

To download a free Carrier Ethernet Global Interconnect whitepaper or learn more about the XO Carrier Ethernet Services portfolio visit or contact an XO sales representative by calling (800) 474-1763.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced broadband 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


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 service offerings and provisioning capabilities. 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, 2009 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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Courtney Harper
Reputation Partners (for XO Communications)
(312) 819-5722

Lynn Sheka
Reputation Partners (for XO Communications)
(312) 447-2575

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