XO Communications extends services into Toronto

XO Communications has announced its expansion into the Toronto market, where it can now offer high-speed network services to enterprise and wholesale customers through a Canadian subsidiary.

XO Communications has announced its expansion into the Toronto market, where it can now offer high-speed network services to enterprise and wholesale customers through a Canadian subsidiary.

"As the largest network hub in Canada and a major hub in North America, Toronto is a key business center for the finance, high-tech, media, and telecommunications industries," said Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer for XO Communications. "Our expansion into Canada will enable XO to provide high-capacity network services to better serve businesses like these on both sides of the border, whether they need connectivity in Toronto or high-speed access to markets in the U.S."

XO has expanded its fiber network into the largest telecommunications facility in Canada located at 151 Front Street West in Toronto. As part of its expansion, the company is now connected to over a dozen major data center colocation facilities through its partner Cologix, which connects to more than 150 telecommunications companies. XO can now offer wholesale and enterprise network services, including high-speed Internet access, MPLS IP-VPN, private line, Ethernet, and wavelength services, at speeds up to 10 Gbps in Toronto through its Canadian subsidiary. These services run over a fully diverse 550-mile Toronto metro and Canadian long-haul fiber-optic network that connects to the U.S. at multiple locations.

The expansion into Toronto continues XO’s goal of selectively expanding its network infrastructure on an international basis to support the growing demands of its enterprise and wholesale customers. These international service capabilities include network service delivery to more than 50 countries; five international nodes in Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Madrid; global MPLS IP-VPN partner connectivity; and presence at major subsea cable landing stations and international gateways in the U.S.

With this expansion, XO Communications says its network infrastructure now includes more than 1.6 million fiber miles, more than 29,000 network miles and 4,000 on-net buildings. The company recently announced a program to add 100-Gbps capabilities to its nationwide network in the U.S.

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