Comptel 2010: XO plays international network matchmaker

XO continues to make progress with its international market expansion goals, and the debut of its International Customer Referral Program, which enables international service providers to give their customers access to XO's U.S. service portfolio, is another step in that direction.

Posing itself as a matchmaker for wholesale operators looking to connect into the U.S., service providers that sign up on XO's program will be able to get access to its IP-based transport services (IP/VPNs) and 19,000-mile fiber network. Already, the idea is catching on as Hong Kong-based business consulting firm CAST has signed onto the XO program and will be able to refer international carriers that want to reach into the U.S. to XO.  

Ernie Ortega, President of Carrier Services for XO said that the new program is a reciprocal relationship that "allows us easier access to overseas telecom companies, thereby expanding international awareness of XO services," while "our referral customers will enjoy access to the robust XO product portfolio of U.S. network service offerings that they can now seamlessly provide to their customers."

The customer referral program is just one of many initiatives XO has taken to expand its domestic, European and South American network presence. In the U.S., XO expanded its fiber network reach into the Inland Empire region in Southern California. Then, on the international front, XO increased its Latin American connectivity options with a new U.S.-Mexico gateway and it partnered with Hibernia Atlantic to expand its European presence.

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