XO Communications Selected as a Finalist in the Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition

HERNDON, Va. – October 29, 2015 – XO Communications (XO) has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards:  Telecom Edition, a peer-reviewed awards program from the publishers ofFierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable

XO is being recognized as a finalist in the Data Communications category for its innovative Fixed Wireless Backup Access solution.  Winners will be announced from the finalists during the awards webcast on November 11, 2015.  

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 75 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 selected as a finalist in the Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition,” said Jake Heinz, senior vice president of marketing and product at XO Communications.  “IT leaders are continually working to ensure they have solid continuity of operations plans in place for their communications networks.  The XO Fixed Wireless Backup Access service enables businesses to cost-effectively use network infrastructure that does not rely on traditional wireline capabilities and that can serve to either supplement or backup primary network connections."

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