PCCW gets XO 10 Gigabit Wavelength Services

XO Communications today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide wavelength transport services to PCCW Global, a business unit of PCCW Limited, the largest and most comprehensive provider of communications services in Hong Kong and one of Asia’s leading players in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

Under the terms of the agreement, XO will provide multiple wavelength circuits to PCCW Global, supplementing existing connectivity across PCCW Global’s network in the United States. PCCW Global will use the XO wavelength services to expand the capacity of its network and the services it currently provides to its customers in Asia and the United States.

“PCCW Global is one of the leading international communications providers serving companies in the Asia-Pacific region with worldwide network service requirements,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “This agreement highlights the strengths of our high-capacity wavelength services in supporting international providers that need a partner to help them cost-effectively and quickly expand their presence out-of-region utilizing our advanced facilities-based nationwide network.”

XO Carrier Wavelength Services provide customers with increased network capacity in major locations nationwide to support Internet, video and multimedia streaming applications. Available without having to deploy additional fiber, these services give customers an easy-to-implement, fully managed and economical solution for point-to-point connectivity needs while utilizing their existing ATM, Frame Relay, SONET and IP equipment, thereby reducing their network costs, shortening time to market, and maintaining control of their own networks.

XO is a recognized innovator and leader in wholesale network solutions to meet the bandwidth and communication service requirements of carriers, cable companies, content providers, Internet service providers, and wireless operators. Over its advanced, nationwide fiber optic network, XO provides a broad range of services and end-to-end solutions, including IP transit services, inter-city and metro transport services, collocation, VoIP origination, VoIP termination, and wholesale local and long distance voice services.

Last year, XO completed the largest nationwide deployment of the industry’s most advanced digital optical technology across its wholly-owned 18,000-mile inter-city fiber network, enabling XO to more than double network capacity and significantly accelerate the provisioning and delivery of services. In addition, XO is recognized by its wholesale customers for the quality of its services. In 2007, XO received two U.S. Wholesale Excellence Awards from ATLANTIC-ACM for the quality and value of its data services and quality of its sales representatives and received the 2006 Metro Carrier Excellence Award from ATLANTIC-ACM for best wholesale voice over IP (VoIP) service provider.

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