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Press Release -- October 24th, 2012
Source: XO Holdings

XO Communications Selected as a Leading Lights Finalist for Best New Telecom Service

  • Recognized for Being First to Offer 100 Gbps Network Services Nationwide

HERNDON, VA – October 24, 2012XO Communications today announced it has been selected as a finalist for Light Reading’s Leading Lights Awards for Best New Service Telecom for its recently launched nationwide 100 Gbps network services for enterprise and wholesale customers.

The Leading Lights program focuses on next-generation communications technology, applications and services, and it rewards companies that have performed well in the past year. The Best New Application or Service (Telecom) Award recognizes the company that has deployed a potentially market-leading, revenue generating service or application that enhances the use of next-generation communications technology in the wireline network.

XO Communications is the first service provider in the United States to deploy 100 Gbps optical technology across a long haul fiber network on a nationwide basis from coast-to-coast. This network has been designed to meet the explosive bandwidth demands driven by cloud services, Internet videos, mobile services and new wireless technologies. With this new platform, XO Communications now offers native 100 Gbps network services nationwide to customers that increasingly need higher bandwidth solutions, including cable companies, large enterprises, media companies, mobile wireless service providers, and telecommunications companies.

“We’re very pleased to be recognized among the trailblazers in telecom delivering innovative and market leading services for customers,” said Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer at XO Communications. “By making the leap to 100G, XO Communications has taken a leadership role in the utilization of next generation optical technology and offering customers the services they need in order to keep up with today’s bandwidth demands in delivering cloud computing, mobile wireless and Internet video delivery platforms and services.”

Leading Lights Awards winners will be announced November 7 following the second day of Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo at New York City’s Manhattan Penthouse.

About XO Communications

XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications, managed network and IT infrastructure services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative data and IP solutions, its employees’ focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To learn more about XO Communications, visit or  XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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