XO Communications

Brief Overview

XO Communications is a global telecommunications services provider that offers a range of managed security services.


XO Communications
13865 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Tel: (703) 547 – 2000


Chris Ancell, CEO of XO Communications, was previously with CenturyLink and Qwest.


Founded in 1994 as NEXTLINK, the telecommunications company received $50M in private equity in 2010. XO Communications is part of XO Holdings, controlled by Carl Icahn.

Key Acquisitions

Allegiance Telecom (2004)

Key Competitors

Verizon, AT&T

Products and Services

In addition to network services, managed services, unified communications, cloud and IT services, and wholesale services XO Communications offers a range of security services including the following:

• Hosted Security – Combines unified threat management with multi-threat security services into an XO hosted network security solution. Includes next generation firewall, IDS/IPS, Web and content filtering, secure remote access, and security threat intelligence and management.
• Premises-Based Network Security – For XO network customers, a range of on-premise managed security services is available.