XO Communications Wins NXTcomm Eos Award 2007 for Best Core Network


Infinera Digital Optical Network Helps XO Deliver Industry-Leading Speed and Service

RESTON, Va., and SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18 / / - XO Communications' (BULLETIN BOARD: XOHO.OB) Inter-City Network has won an Eos Excellence of Achievement Award for Best Backbone/Core Network.

The Eos Awards are decided and bestowed by NXTComm, the telecom industry's leading trade show, which begins on Monday June 18th at McCormick Hall in Chicago. The Eos Awards honor those companies that have developed the most promising new technologies or provided the best new network services and strategic support. XO Communications will be recognized along with other award recipients during a special reception on Wednesday, June 20th.

XO Communications won this award for its nationwide deployment of advanced digital optical network technology from Infinera. The XO 18,000 mile inter-city network enabled XO to more than double network capacity and significantly accelerate the provisioning and delivery of services. XO Communications is a recognized leader and innovator in network solutions to meet the bandwidth and communications service requirements of businesses and large enterprises, cable companies, content providers, telecommunications carriers, and wireless service providers.

Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) provided XO Communications with an Infinera Digital Optical Network based on the Infinera DTN system. Based on Infinera's own large-scale photonic integrated circuits, the Infinera DTN combines highly scalable bandwidth, integrated digital switching, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform, and is designed to simplify operations and deliver a dramatic improvement in the speed of installation and deployment of new services.

"XO Communications' inter-city network demonstrates the best in technical innovation and customer service-a powerful and winning combination worthy of an Eos Award," John Salak, chairman of the Eos Judging Committee, and president of The Salak Group, Inc.

"It's truly an honor to be recognized by the world's largest telecom trade show and this award acknowledges the tremendous efforts of XO and Infinera in building one of the industry's most advanced digital optical networks," said Randy Nicklas, CTO of XO Communications. "The capabilities of our unique network have allowed XO to respond quickly to growing bandwidth demands of cable companies, content providers, enterprises and telecommunications carriers."

"We are delighted to see XO win this award," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. "Making our customers more successful is what Infinera is all about."

Infinera at NXTComm

The NXTComm show opens on Monday June 18th at the McCormick Center in Chicago. Infinera will be at Booth 2468 with product demonstrations and staff available to describe the Free Your Network vision in greater detail. Customers are invited to stop by the booth, or contact us at sales-am@infinera.com to arrange a visit and/or briefing.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: XOHO.OB) , is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 40 percent of the Fortune 1000 and leading cable companies, carriers, content providers, and mobile operators. Utilizing its unique and powerful nationwide IP network and extensive local metro networks and broadband wireless facilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.xo.com/.

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems (the DTN System) to telecommunications carriers, cable operators and other service providers worldwide. Infinera's large-scale photonic integrated circuit (PIC) incorporates 100 Gigabits per second of transmit and receive capacity and the functionality of more than 60 discrete optical components into a pair of indium phosphide chips. Infinera's DTN system and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks that provide operating simplicity, enhanced revenue generation, faster time-to-service and capital cost savings. For more information, please visit http;//www.infinera.com.

Source: XO Communications

CONTACT: Jeff Ferry of Infinera, +1-408-572-5213,
+1-650-273-2100 (mobile), jferry@infinera.com

Web site: http://www.xo.com/
http;//www.infinera.com
http://nxtcommshow.com/

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