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XO Communications Selected as a PHONE+ Top 50 Channel Program
Nov 19, 2007 (10:11 AM EST)


HERNDON, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XO Communications, a leading provider of 21st century communications for businesses and communications service providers, today announced that it has been selected as having one of the Top 50 Channel Programs by PHONE+ magazine, a monthly publication of Virgo Publishing LLC for the telecommunications indirect sales channel. The results are published in the magazine's first-ever Channel Program Guide special issue, available now at http://www.phoneplusmag.com/ebooks .

XO Communications was selected among hundreds of companies that submitted their channel program details. Selected by a vote of indirect sales partners, the winners represent communications suppliers -- carriers, resellers, master agents and manufacturers -- who provide their agents with that extra something -- extra attention, rapid quotes, sales training or special promotions -- that makes agents want to do business with them.

"PHONE+ is honored to bestow special recognition upon these standouts. Their support for the indirect channel, and gains in the telecom industry overall, are much appreciated and lauded," said Mike Saxby, group publisher for PHONE+.

"We're very pleased to be recognized as among the best by our indirect channel partners," said Tom Gorey, director of XO Communications' Business Partner Channel. "At XO, we strive to be the best service provider for the partner community through our services, quality nationwide network, best-in- class support and incentive programs."

In addition to recognizing the Top 50 Channel Programs, the PHONE+ Channel Program Guide special issue features the Top 15 Channel Managers and includes articles that focus on the key traits of a successful channel program and master agency, how to sustain a healthy partner relationship, and the anatomy of an agent agreement. For more information, visit http://www.phoneplusmag.com .

About Virgo Publishing

Virgo Publishing is a dynamic information services company specializing in communications through print and electronic media, trade shows and special events, education and training, and value-added business services. In general, each print magazine serves as a platform to create communities through the integration of publishing, events and the Web. For information, visit http://www.vpico.com .

About PHONE+

PHONE+ magazine is the country's leading publication for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the undisputed leader in providing news and analysis to alternate distribution channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and professional services.

PHONE+ has a companion Web site, http://www.phoneplusmag.com ; a weekly newsletter, PHONE+Line; an annual buyer's guide; an annual Source Book and an annual Channel Program Guide; and it hosts regular Webinars.

It also hosts the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the industry's only event exclusively for the channel. The spring conference is set for March 10-12 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For more information, visit http://www.channelpartnersconference.com .

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. http://www.xo.com , is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500 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 .

CONTACT: Chad Couser of XO Communications, +1-703-547-2746, chad.couser@xo.com, or Beth Grady, Marketing & Communications Manager ofVirgo Publishing LLC, +1-480-990-1101, ext. 1053

Web site: http://www.xo.com/ http://www.phoneplusmag.com/ http://www.phoneplusmag.com/ebooks/ http://www.vpico.com/