2016: A Big Year for Telecom M&A

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The past year was a big one for telecom M&A. Telecompetitor covered more than two dozen mergers and acquisitions in 2016 and they involved numerous facets of the industry. Here’s a summary of key trends and how they are reshaping the communications service provider playing...Learn More

Verizon: We Are Taking Lead on 5G and That Includes Rural 5G

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Verizon plans to test 5G wireless technology in a fixed implementation in rural as well as urban and suburban areas in trials beginning next year, said Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo today. Initially rural 5G didn’t appear to be part...Learn More

XO Launches IP Security Offering

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April 06, 2016 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XO Communications (XO), in conjunction with BAE Systems and Fortinet, Inc., is launching a new managed premises-based solution called XO Site Security. The new product shields business networks from a wide range of cybersecurity threats and enables XO customers...Learn More

XO/ Verizon Deal: XO Spectrum to Support Verizon 5G R&D

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Verizon said today that it plans to purchase XO Communications’ fiber optic network business for approximately $1.8 billion – a development that illustrates the lingering impact of the crash that hit the telecom industry in the early 2000s. Spokesmen for XO and Verizon confirmed that...Learn More

XO Communications Has The Largest Installed Base of SIP Connectivity Trunks In The United States

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October 08, 2015 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its comprehensive portfolio of voice-related services, XO Communications (XO) leads the top tier of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking providers with the largest installed base of SIP connectivity trunks, according to the 2015 IHS Infonetics SIP...Learn More

Unified Communications Study: 93% of Employees Are More Productive

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The productivity of more than 9 in 10 employees (93%) increased when they used unified communications (UC) tools, according to market research conducted by IDG for XO Communications. Among UC offerings, presence detection and multi-channel contact centers had the most direct positive impact on employees’...Learn More

XO Launches Hosted PBX ‘Concierge’ Service

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April 16, 2015 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XO Communications (XO), a leading national provider of advanced IP communications, has launched “HPBX Concierge,” a “touch-free” feature for its award-winning Hosted PBX (HPBX) service. While customers already have the ability to manage their HPBX services online, they can...Learn More

XO Communications Expands Unified Communications Features

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March 2, 2015 — HERNDON, Va.–XO Communications (XO), a leading national provider of advanced IP communications, launched today a full suite of unified communications (UC) features for its award-winning Hosted PBX (HPBX) service. The new XO HPBX features include: instant messaging; presence (availability status); integration...Learn More

Level 3 and XO Communications Sign Settlement-Free Peering Agreement

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) and XO Communications today announced they have entered into a long-term settlement-free Internet traffic exchange agreement, also commonly referred to as a peering agreement, that is based on the bit-mile balance approach....Learn More

XO Communications Selects Ciena for 100G Metro and Regional Network Upgrade

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HERNDON, Va. & HANOVER, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XO Communications, one of the nation’s largest service providers, and Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that XO Communications will use Ciena’s industry-leading Packet-Optical Transport technology to provide high-speed, high-capacity next-generation optical transport and business Ethernet services...Learn More

XO Now Has 100G Backbone

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HERNDON, VA – August 14, 2012 XO Communications has made a major transformation in its nationwide optical network, enabling the company to deliver the next wave of high-speed optical networking services and meet the explosive bandwidth demands driven by cloud services, Internet videos, mobile services...Learn More

XO to Expand Metro Network Capacity Using Transmode

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Dallas, Texas and Stockholm, Sweden – June 20, 2012 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that XO Communications has selected Transmode’s TM-Series for metro capacity expansion across XO Communications’ nationwide network. Under the new five-year agreement, Transmode will supply...Learn More

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