XO Communications expands VoIP network

HERNDON, VA–(Marketwire – August 12, 2009) – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced new enhancements to its voice over IP (VoIP) services portfolio that help businesses and large enterprises with distributed locations simplify and streamline their IP-based communications networks.

“With a growing number of multi-location enterprises deploying XO’s converged voice and data solutions, we knew that enhancing our nationwide VoIP services was critical to providing even more capabilities to make our customers’ networks simpler and easier to manage,” said Vince Margiotta, vice president of product marketing at XO Communications. “Moreover, our cost-effective VoIP services, together with our networking and business continuity solutions, will enable our customers to boost productivity and streamline efficiencies more than ever before.”

To date, more than 16,000 businesses nationwide with more than 680,000 end users have deployed VoIP services from XO Communications. The latest enhancements to the company’s award-winning VoIP services portfolio, which includes XO IP Flex, XO IP Flex with VPN and XO SIP, will greatly enhance the communications capabilities of mid-sized and enterprise business customers seeking a single nationwide voice and data solutions provider. The new capabilities announced today include:

--  Availability of XO's VoIP services in all 50 states for multi-location
    enterprises;
--  Wider range of interoperable IP-PBX platforms for SIP deployments; and
--  Availability of automatic call routing to provide business continuity
    capabilities for XO VoIP customers.
    

Expanded Nationwide VoIP Services Coverage

XO Communications has expanded its nationwide VoIP coverage to include all 50 states. The enhancement of XO Communications’ nationwide coverage effectively doubles its VoIP footprint throughout the United States and enables the company to provide its VoIP services in 80 percent of major metropolitan markets. With virtually unrivalled nationwide reach across the country, XO is positioned as the leading communications and networking services provider for multi-location businesses. For businesses in the retail and financial services industries, as well as other businesses with widely distributed locations, this expansion will further help them to streamline the management of their network, achieve increased efficiencies and reduce costs by leveraging the XO nationwide network for their multi-location requirements.

“Businesses and large enterprises with operations, branch offices or retail stores distributed across the country are often faced with the management of multiple providers and varying service types to support their communications requirements,” said Rebecca Swensen, analyst, Mobility and IP Communications Services at IDC. “These enhancements from XO facilitate simplicity, flexibility and the ability of multi-location businesses to deploy a single VoIP services platform in support of their locations nationwide.”

– see the press release here

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