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March 20, 2006

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XO Introduces Voice Origination

XO Communications (Booth 1412) announced an expansion of its wholesale VoIP solutions, introducing a new voice origination service that offers service providers a more scalable and cost-effective means for originating voice calls nationwide.

The new service, XO VoIP Origination, provides broadband telephony providers, cablecos and other service providers with interconnection, transport and origination of local calls nationwide through a single IP connection on the XO IP network. With the ability to originate local calls through a single IP connection, service providers can eliminate the need to purchase and maintain expensive voice gateways in markets where they offer service, enter new markets more quickly and manage voice traffic more efficiently nationwide.

XO now offers service providers end-to-end solutions for originating, terminating and transporting IP-based voice calls nationwide, said Ernie Ortega, president of carrier sales at XO Communications. Through our extensive softswitch platform and national IP network, customers can leverage the power, scope and economics of IP to cost effectively develop and deliver services to their end-user customers.

XO VoIP Origination offers service providers the following features:

In-bound/local origination service nationwide

Reliable intercity transport

SIP or TDM interconnection to XO IP network

Local number portability

Directory listing

Caller ID with name

24/7 network management and proactive network monitoring

Interconnection and usage reporting

Easy-to-use Web portal for service changes and orders

With XO VoIP Origination, incoming calls can originate in either IP or TDM format and are routed across the XO OC192 class-of-service enabled network at the highest level of priority. The calls then are routed directly to the service providers network through an IP or TDM connection. With this flexible network architecture, the XO VoIP platform meets the needs of customers with legacy networks or new entrants that have more advanced network architectures.

XO has one of the industrys largest IP-based switching platforms, supporting both traditional circuit- switched voice and packet-based VoIP. Five years ago, XO began implementing VoIP technology in its national IP network with the deployment of softswitch technology from Sonus Networks, a provider of VoIP infrastructure solutions. XO has deployed Sonus softswitches to support the delivery of VoIP in more than 60 metropolitan markets and, today, carries more than 2.2 billion minutes of VoIP traffic each quarter.

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