XO Communications (News
) has started building new metro network facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina which will enable the company to offer a broad range of advanced IP-based voice and data communications services for the first time to businesses and service providers across the Charlotte metropolitan area.
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings (News
), Inc., is one of the leading providers of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500 and leading cable companies, carriers, content providers, and mobile operators.
Utilizing its unique and powerful nationwide IP
network and extensive local metro networks and broadband wireless facilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States.
The company expects to begin offering its services in the later part of the first quarter of 2008, and has already begun building a local sales organization.
"We are very excited about our upcoming expansion into the Charlotte market," Tom Cady, president of XO Business Services said in a press release. "In addition to being among the twenty largest cities in the United States, Charlotte is also the nation's fifth fastest growing city with a thriving business environment and many of the nation's largest businesses headquartered or having a substantial presence in Charlotte. XO's extensive nationwide network and broad portfolio of communications services will help foster a more competitive telecom market in Charlotte and provide businesses with a major nationwide alternative for advanced communications services."
XO Communications with over 130,000 business customers nationwide brings to Charlotte a broad range of IP-based communications services, including high-speed Dedicated Internet Access, Ethernet, wavelength, private line, MPLS
IP-VPN, IP telephony and business-class VoIP services including XO IP Flex -- the industry's leading bundled VoIP solution for businesses.
XO Communications operates one of the nation's largest and most advanced networks, with more than 18,000 inter-city fiber miles and more than 1 million metro fiber miles in metropolitan markets nationwide.
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