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Press Release -- February 16th, 2012
Source: XO Holdings

XO Communications Recognized as Leading Ethernet Services Provider

Vertical Systems Group Ranks XO #5 U.S. Business Ethernet Service Provider

HERNDON, VA – February 16, 2012 – XO Communications today announced that it has been ranked among the top tier Ethernet service providers by Vertical Systems Group, a leading market research and strategic consulting firm for the networking industry.  In its year end 2011 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard, Vertical Systems Group ranked XO Communications #5 among U.S. business Ethernet service providers in terms of enterprise installations of Ethernet services.

Vertical Systems Group’s biannual Leaderboards are industry benchmarks for measuring business Ethernet market presence.  For the third straight year XO Communications has been ranked by Vertical Systems Group on its U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard.  XO Communications increased its market ranking to fifth position at year-end 2011 from eighth position on the mid-year 2009 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard.

“We are very proud of this recognition of our leadership position among U.S. business Ethernet providers,” said Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer for XO Communications.  “We have been able to increase our rank by focusing on service innovation, being easy to do business with, and continually expanding the reach of our nationwide Ethernet network to serve millions of businesses.  XO Communications will continue its Ethernet services leadership by delivering the most robust Ethernet network and services platform in the industry.

“XO Communications first achieved a U.S. Leaderboard position in mid-2009 and remains a strong player in this growing market,” said Erin Dunne, director of research services, Vertical Systems Group.  “It has been a leader in expanding the nationwide availability of Ethernet through a variety of access technologies, like Ethernet over copper.  This has opened the benefits of Ethernet to more businesses which has helped XO see the growth that it has each year.”

With one of the largest Ethernet networks in the United States, XO Communications offers a robust portfolio of Ethernet services that enable businesses to connect and deliver applications, data and information seamlessly over their Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN).  The XO Ethernet services portfolio includes:

  • Ethernet VPLS – Multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet WAN ideal for enterprises to connect key locations, transport special applications with protocol transparency, and maintain separation of different network domains;
  • Ethernet Private Line – Point-to-point Ethernet connectivity ideal for businesses looking for dedicated bandwidth between office locations;
  • Ethernet Hub – Point-to-multipoint Ethernet solution ideal for connecting branches or offices to centralized headquarters or data center;
  • Ethernet Access – affordable, scalable Ethernet access to deliver Dedicated Internet Access, VoIP and MPLS IP-VPN services across an enterprise network.

For more information about XO Communications’ Ethernet service capabilities, visit the XO Ethernet Services overview on

About XO Communications

XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, managed network and IT infrastructure services 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 fixed wireless capabilities, XO Communications offers customers a broad range of services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 85 metropolitan markets across the United States.  For more information, visit

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About Vertical Systems Group
Vertical Systems Group ( is recognized worldwide as a leading market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the networking industry.


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