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Press Release -- December 16th, 2010
Source: XO Holdings
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, MPLS, Video

Transwestern Taps XO Communications for Nationwide Wide Area Network Solution

  • Managed MPLS IP-VPN Solution to Simplify Network Management and Accelerate Performance

HERNDON, VA – December 16, 2010- XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it has been selected by Transwestern, one of the largest privately-held commercial real estate organizations in the United States, to provide a wide area networking solution connecting 26 locations across the United States.

Transwestern provides fully integrated services through six distinct business lines in 26 major markets around the country for a broad range of property types, including office, industrial, retail, healthcare and multifamily. Transwestern oversees leasing and management for over 256 million square feet of space and in 2009, the firm completed leasing, sales and finance transactions totaling $3.3 billion. XO Communication will deploy a fully managed private wide area networking solution connecting Transwestern’s private cloud to 26 commercial locations across the country in eleven states.

The XO MPLS IP-VPN solution will provide Transwestern with a secure, private IP network with Class of Service capabilities to support optimal performance for Internet access, critical business applications, video conferencing, voice-over-IP and email, while driving a more efficient communications infrastructure across the company. In addition, XO Communications is providing high-speed dedicated Internet access and voice services to Transwestern.

“We turned to XO Communications because of its reach and expertise in delivering high-performance WAN solutions for enterprises of our size,” said Eugene Kesselman, Transwestern’s chief information officer. “With locations nationwide, we needed a provider that could support all of our locations for all services, which helps us simplify network management for our offices and properties. In addition, their ability to combine Dedicated Internet Access and Private Network services over a single integrated access circuit to each location truly differentiated the XO solution.”

“We’re very pleased to be selected as Transwestern’s nationwide, high-performance WAN solutions provider,” said Mike Toplisek, chief marketing officer for XO Business Services at XO Communications. “Our strengths as a nationwide provider, customer-first focus and IP services leadership demonstrated to Transwestern that we had the best solution to meet their needs.”

XO MPLS IP-VPN offers distributed enterprises like Transwestern a secure, intelligent and managed network solution to connect offices, customers and partners and converge a wide range of voice, video and data applications over one network. 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 nationwide coverage with service availability in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States as well as international service delivery capabilities;
  • 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 as well as interoperability with XO Ethernet VPLS;
  • Broad Range of Access Options – Customers can utilize the service with Dedicated Internet Access at speeds from T-1 through OC-X and Ethernet services;
  • 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; and
  • Fully Managed – Reduces total cost of ownership and provides 24×7 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) 349-0134.

About Transwestern

Transwestern is one of the largest privately-held commercial real estate firms in the United States. A diversified operating company, Transwestern is active in the real estate service, development and investment management businesses. Transwestern creates value for clients through innovation, penetrating market intelligence and legendary service delivered by teams of local market experts. The firm has product specialties including office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare, as well as a wholly-owned research affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern leads the industry in sustainability and has received multiple ENERGY STAR® awards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For more information, visit


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

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Chad Couser/XO Communications
T: 703-547-2746

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