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XO Communications Completes Nationwide Intercity Fiber-Optic Network

XO Communications Inc. (Booth 715) announced today it has completed its new next-generation, nationwide, intercity fiber-optic network and now carries customer traffic across all segments.

The network allows XO to more than double network capacity and offer more higher-speed data transport services to content providers, enterprises and service providers. Our new next-generation network represents a major competitive advantage for XO in providing nationwide and metro network services to carriers, cable companies, large enterprises and service providers, said Ernie Ortega, president of carrier services at XO Communications. Demand for high-bandwidth services is increasing as organizations converge all forms of commerce, communications and content over IP-based networks to serve ever-increasing customer needs. Our new network not only meets the capacity needs of these organizations but also offers the nationwide reach and local presence for the door-to-door delivery of data traffic.

The new long-haul network initially delivers 100gbps of capacity and sets the stage for a tenfold capacity increase up to 400gbps between any two cities on the XO intercity network, according to the company. The increased capacity will enable XO to deliver 10gbps high-speed transport services, including Ethernet, private line and wavelength services. In addition, with the deployment of digital optical technology, XO will be able to provision or upgrade customer circuits in hours, rather than days.

The XO nationwide intercity network spans 18,000 route miles and more than 324,000 fiber miles, and connects to more than 1 million fiber miles in 37 metropolitan markets. The XO network connects 75 major metropolitan markets across the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

XO Communications www.xo.com


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