XO Communications

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XO Communications, LLC
  • Nextlink Communications
  • Concentric Network Corporation
  • Allegiance Telecom, Inc.
FoundedJuly 4, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-07-04) in Bellevue, Washington
Areas served
Primarily the United States, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania
Key people
  • Chris Ancell, CEO
  • Amador Lucero, COO
ProductsVoIP services, Network Services, Hosted Services, Carrier / Wholesale
ParentVerizon Communications

XO Communications, LLC (previously Nextlink Communications, Concentric Network Corporation and Allegiance Telecom, Inc.) is a telecommunications company owned by Verizon Communications. XO provides managed and converged Internet Protocol (IP) network services for small and medium-sized enterprises.[1] XO delivers services through a mix of fiber-based Ethernet and Ethernet over Copper (EoC).[2] In addition, the company has external network-to-network interface (E-NNI) agreements with traditional carriers and cable companies.[2]

Acquisition by Verizon Communications[edit]

In a news release dated February 22, 2016, Verizon announced plans to acquire XO Communications' "fiber-optic network business."[3][4] A combined Verizon-XO offering is expected to be offered in June 2017 by a business unit for small businesses and government markets.[5][needs update]


  1. ^ "XO Communications, LLC". www.bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b Buckley, Sean. "Level 3, tw telecom, other CLECs step up to Ethernet plate". FierceTelecom. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ Bob Varettoni (22 February 2016). "Verizon continues focus on network superiority with agreement to purchase XO Communications' fiber business". Verizon Communications. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ Gara, Antoine (22 February 2016). "Verizon To Buy XO Communications' Fiber Business For $1.8B From Billionaire Carl Icahn". Forbes. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  5. ^ Moore, John (2017-03-13). "Unified Verizon-XO channel program set for June debut". SearchITChannel. Retrieved 2017-03-29.