XO Communications Receives Fierce Innovation Award: Telecom Edition

HERNDON, Va. – December 15, 2015 – XO Communications (XO) has won the Fierce Innovation Award: Telecom Edition, in the Data Communications category for its innovative Fixed Wireless Backup Access solution.  The Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition is a peer-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable.  All winners were announced on November 11, 2015, and the complete list of winners can be reviewed in the Fierce Innovation Report: Telecom Edition that can be downloaded here.

XO Fixed Wireless Backup Access is an alternative last-mile and metro-area access solution that serves as a network redundancy option to complement existing wireline networks. The service is available in bandwidth options ranging from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps and leverages the XO-licensed, carrier-grade fixed wireless (LMDS) spectrum that covers 74 major metropolitan markets across the United States.  

All applications for this award were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing networks, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.  

Finalists were judged by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies including U.S. Cellular, Cablevision, Verizon, TeliaSonera, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile.  Full profiles of the judges can be found at http://bit.ly/208CWhI.

"We're honored to be a recipient of a prestigious award from Fierce Markets in the Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition,” said Jake Heinz, senior vice president of marketing and product at XO Communications.  “We are pleased to be recognized in the pool of telecommunications industry innovators that are working to deliver the products and solutions our collective customers need to compete in the marketplace now and in the future."

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About XO Communications

XO Communications provides the technology that helps business and wholesale customers compete in a hyper-connected economy.  In the U.S., XO owns and operates one of the largest IP and Ethernet networks that customers rely on for private data networking, cloud connectivity, unified communications, and voice, Internet access, and managed services. To learn more about XO Communications, visit www.xo.com or blog.xo.com. XO Communications is also on Twitter and LinkedIn.