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XO Communications Selected by SAVVIS to Provide Local Access Network Services

RESTON, Va., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- XO Communications, a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, today announced that it has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement to provide local access network services to SAVVIS, Inc., a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, in support of SAVVIS' data center expansion plans and growing demand for its industry-leading IT infrastructure services.

RESTON, Va., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ — XO Communications, a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, today announced that it has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement to provide local access network services to SAVVIS, Inc., a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, in support of SAVVIS' data center expansion plans and growing demand for its industry-leading IT infrastructure services.

Under the terms of the agreement, SAVVIS has the option to purchase a broad range of high-capacity local access network services including XO Metro and Inter-City Ethernet Services and XO Wavelength services at 2.5 and 10 Gbps speeds. SAVVIS will use the XO network services to provide local access to its data centers as it continues to build out its high capacity Next Generation Network to meet increased demand for its scalable IT infrastructure services. SAVVIS currently has 23 data centers encompassing 1.3 million square feet and has announced plans to develop four new data centers in the areas around Atlanta, New York City, Washington, DC and Santa Clara, Calif.

"SAVVIS selected XO based on its first-class local access products and commitment to service," said Jim Poole, Vice President of Network Services for SAVVIS. "As we continue to integrate our network and hosting infrastructures, XO will play an important role as we enhance and expand services such as Metro Ethernet as part of SAVVIS' hosted financial exchange services."

"We're proud to deliver network services supporting SAVVIS' industry leading IT infrastructure as a service solution," said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. "Our advanced network and technology gives XO the nationwide reach and high performance local access to meet the highly-specialized needs of innovative service providers like SAVVIS. This agreement is another demonstration of XO's growing success in the wholesale telecommunications services market."

About SAVVIS

SAVVIS, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS' strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and 23 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit www.savvis.net.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XOHO), is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 40 percent of the Fortune 1000 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 www.xo.com.

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