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XO Communications and Hibernia Atlantic Collaborate to Expand Reach and Capacity of Respective TransAtlantic and US Networks

January 24, 2010 by  

Web HostingHerndon, VA, Summit, NJ & Dublin, Ireland – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announces that it will participate with Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, to offer high-capacity circuits throughout the US and Europe. The collaboration will leverage the recent 1.6 Tbps nationwide expansion of XO’s ultra-long-haul network – which more than doubled the capacity of XO’s inter-city transport network – to offer users high-capacity, high-speed connections to multiple cities throughout the United States, as well as Hibernia’s fast and secure transAtlantic cable crossings to expand XO’s IP network in Europe. This opportunity provides Hibernia Atlantic additional capacity across XO’s US network while XO benefits from the strength of Hibernia’s transAtlantic cable crossings, designed to avoid highly congested routes, such as around New York and London waterways.

“As we further expand our network within the US and globally, we have chosen to collaborate with companies like XO who share our common vision for the highest level of customer support and quality transport services,” states Eric Gutshall, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Hibernia Atlantic. “Over the past two years, XO has made substantial investments to enhance its long-haul and metropolitan infrastructure by expanding its network coverage and offering efficient connectivity with services such as its award-winning Ethernet hub; this is the crux of why we have selected XO at this time.”


“Hibernia Atlantic is an attractive option for overseas companies requiring broad reach, innovative services and high-level operational and network performance,” states Don MacNeil, Vice President of XO Carrier Services Operations. “By leveraging Hibernia’s transAtlantic network, XO can now have one of the most secure routes into Europe’s top peering exchanges, financial houses and carrier hotels, thereby accessing key enterprise and carrier networks and peering partners globally. We look forward to a positive, growing alliance between both companies in the years to come.”

The collaboration between XO and Hibernia provides both companies complementary network infrastructure reach. With XO, Hibernia has extended its US network reach substantially. With Hibernia, XO has further support of its IP operations and peering infrastructure in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Madrid, resulting in an estimated 30 percent increase in its transAtlantic capacity. XO and Hibernia are further positioned to satisfy growing IP bandwidth demand abroad and at home, improving performance, reach, and connectivity.

About XO Communications
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions 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 broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

About Hibernia Atlantic

Hibernia Atlantic is the only American-owned, diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider. Hibernia is a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC). It is a TransAtlantic submarine cable and terrestrial fiber network that offers over one hundred redundant network Points of Presence (PoPs) throughout Canada, US, UK and mainland Europe on over 24,000 kilometers of network. Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical-level service up to GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. In addition, Hibernia offers wholesale capacity prices, unparalleled support, flexibility and service. For more information on Hibernia Atlantic’s cutting-edge network or to view their corporate video, please visit www.hiberniaatlantic.com.

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