XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO) is responding to the growing need for global connectivity with plans to expand a suite of its international network service elements. When this expansion effort is complete, XO will be able to offer its enterprise and carrier customers a mix of Dedicated Internet Access, Ethernet, MPLS IP-VPN and Private Line services.
During the expansion process, XO will add European IP/MPLS IP-VPN nodes as well as access to 48 countries throughout Europe, Asia/Pacific, North America, and South America. Access to the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is also slated.
Although the network expansion will emphasize expanding its reach into Europe, XO's plans call for enhancing its global MPLS connectivity and increasing its U.S.-based subsea cable landing station/international gateways.
"This global expansion of our network services capabilities will enable us to deliver seamless international connectivity and wide area network solutions for our customers," said Randy Nicklas, chief technology officer at XO Communications in a release.
Nicklas' thesis is timely given the ongoing moves by incumbent competitors like AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) to expand their respective multi-country service reach. XO's move will give it more weapons to compete for MNCs that need domestic and international multi-city service connections.
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