XO Communications honored with 2016 Visionary Spotlight Award

XO recognized for its enterprise-impacting technology, and bandwidth capacity management

HERNDON, Va. - May 17, 2016 – XO Communications (XO) has been honored with a 2016 Visionary Spotlight Award for its XO Network Enabled Cloud Solution. The annual Visionary Spotlight Awards, from ChannelVision Magazine and Beka Business Media, recognize excellence in outstanding products, services and deployments across a broad range of communications technology categories, including voice, data networking, hosting, cloud services and managed services. The XO Network Enabled Cloud Solution provides customers with a secure, cost effective and flexible bandwidth management approach to access multiple cloud offerings by leveraging their MPLS IP-VPN and Ethernet technologies.

"We congratulate and thank XO Communications for its outstanding achievement in innovation in the communications industry, and for its dedication to channel partners and the indirect ecosystem," said Berge Kaprelian, group publisher at Beka Business Media. "We have created the Visionary Spotlight Awards program to highlight the rapid pace of evolution within the communications industry, and to give innovators and industry visionaries the opportunity to gain the exposure and recognition that they deserve. XO embodies these goals."

XO continues to make significant investments in its channel partner program through automation, including the myXO Partner Portal, sales tools such as MasterStream, and support resources.

"We are honored to be recognized by ChannelVision Magazine and Beka Business Media as an industry visionary for our Network Enabled Cloud Solution," said Bill Hooper, vice president of the partner channel at XO Communications. "Our channel partners are integral to our success and we remain committed to providing our customers with an integrated network and cloud connectivity through our reliable and secure network, as well as the support they need to be successful."

About Beka Business Media

Beka Business Media, Inc. is a full-service publishing company that produces trade magazines, provides web and email services to its clients and presents the CVx tradeshow in conjunction with ITEXPO. Beka also provides a daily direct e-blast service to its advertisers. The HTML-formatted releases are distributed to up to 50,000 qualified addresses.

Our publications include ChannelVision Magazine (www.channelvisionmag.com), a bi-monthly publication with a circulation of more than 29,100, which focuses on wholesale and indirect sales channels in the communications and IT space. It is read by telecom agents, IT value-added resellers, integrators, MSPs and service providers selling and distributing communications, cloud, IT, access and other network services.

Beka Business Media also publishes a variety of conference show dailies and show guides for various organizations and associations, as well as other custom publishing work. This includes the show daily and show guide for both the spring and fall INCOMPAS show, serving the competitive telecom industry.

Working with ITEXPO, Beka produces the CVx tradeshow for communications and IT channel partners. This event occurs once a year in Florida. Find out more at www.CVxExpo.com.

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 our blog. XO Communications is also on Twitter and LinkedIn.