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XO expanding its international network to include European IP/MPLS IP-VPN nodes

XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it is expanding its international network services capabilities to include European IP/MPLS IP-VPN nodes, plus access to 48 countries throughout Europe, Asia/Pacific, North America, and South America as well as the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Once complete, the expansion will enable XO Communications to offer its enterprise and carrier customers Dedicated Internet Access, Ethernet, MPLS IP-VPN and Private Line services to more locations around the world.

By expanding its international services capabilities to better address the needs of its growing base of customers with both domestic and international operations, XO Communications can provide even broader global network coverage for a wide range of connectivity and wide area network solutions across the globe. In addition to Europe, XO Communication

Verizon’s CaaS Among Light Reading Magazine

verizon businessBASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon’s Computing as a Service (CaaS) has been selected by Light Reading magazine as one of its 2009 Top Picks in the business services category (fixed or wireless).

Light Reading editors chose award winners from around the world after weeks of discussion with readers, analysts and industry sources regarding which communications technologies, services and products would shape the industry over the next 12 months.

Phil Harvey, Light Reading’s editor-in-chief, said, “Congratulations to all the companies and individuals who were selected as this year’s Top Picks. The Top Picks were chosen by Light Reading’s editors because they embody the trends that we believe are really pushing the communications industry forward.”

With regard to CaaS, Harvey noted that he is “definitely seeing a trend with all the big telcos wanting to provide the connection to the network, equipment to get you on the network, the apps to run on the network, and the storage to lock away the work created by using all those apps. Verizon seems to have packaged and marketed the capabilities better than anyone else to date.”verizon cloudcomputing

Joe Crawford, Verizon executive director, IT Solutions, said, “This award illustrates how Verizon Business, through our innovation and vision, is changing the way enterprises use IT resources. Backed by our world-class security and performance, enterprises can now use the cloud to deliver even their most critical business applications.”

Verizon’s CaaS Offers Exceptional Performance and Security
Verizon launched its Computing as a Service (CaaS) solution in June with a focus on delivering exceptional performance and security for enterprises. With CaaS, businesses and government agencies can take advantage of cloud (IP-based) computing to more efficiently and securely manage IT resources – server, network and storage.

Available in the U.S., Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, this service – which leverages Verizon Business’ world-class IP infrastructure and data centers – enables mid-market and large companies to use a Web-based portal to employ computing resources in the quantities and duration dictated by their business needs. As a result, businesses pay only for the resources used and avoid having to build out peak capacity requirements by buying new equipment and adding staff.

For more information, visit the Top Picks page on Light Reading at: http://www.lightreading.com/top-picks.

NATO employs PolyCom TelePresence

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) recently deployed immersive telepresence solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) to improve operational efficiency, interagency collaboration and enhance its ability to support out of area operations.

“Information flow is vital to fulfilling our goals and mandates, as well as maximizing the productivity and efficiency of personnel and ensuring the success of operations,” said Malcolm Green, Chief of the NATO C3 Agency’s Capabilities Area Team 9 (CAT 9), Networked Information Infrastructure Communication Services. “Polycom telepresence addresses these challenges by enabling our teams to collaborate more effectively over distances.”

Deployed in six international locations, the Polycom immersive telepresence solutions join an existing large deployment of Polycom video conferencing systems in use today at NATO headquarters and in outposts around the world. The standards-based systems also interoperate securely and seamlessly with video conferencing systems in use by NATO allied partners.

The technology is used daily for central command communications, emergency management, critical needs assessment, crisis communications, intra/interagency collaboration, workgroup collaboration and project management. Continue reading NATO employs PolyCom TelePresence

Telenor, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Tele2 meet to discuss the future of Telecom

The European Telecom industry is one of the most competitive in the world. This has been accredited to the affinity between network operators. With a turnover of approximately EURO 290 billion, the industry is constantly growing, but with growth comes new challenges.

A recent challenge facing the industry is its high-profile loss against the EU, having roaming charges cut by up to 400%. The Telecom Industry is big business, and it continues to grow by stepping up and meeting such challenges head-on. As a result, last week, 50 visionaries from leading incumbents and Mobile Operators joined innovators such as Ericsson, Symantec, Volantis and Front Porch to look into ways of developing efficient processes to reduce costs and pass savings on to the consumer.

Moreton Karlsen Sorby, EVP and COO at Telenor Mobile spoke out during his Keynote address at the recent NGT EU summit.