XO Communications enhances hosted PBX solution

XO Communications has announced enhancements to the company's hosted PBX service. The latest features upgrades now will provide better alternatives for multi-location business customers by offering a customer-provided bandwidth option. With the enhancements, XO Hosted PBX customers will now be able to connect to the XO VoIP service, leveraging the XO Hosted PBX features with an Internet connection from any broadband provider.

The "bring your own bandwidth" (BYOB) offer that provides access to the XO Hosted PBX is designed to give midsize and multi-location enterprise companies more flexibility for all of their offices and operations. As long as a majority of the customer's locations are connected to the XO network via MPLS IP-VPN, then smaller branch offices can access their XO Hosted PBX services by means of an XO-certified public Internet connection.

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XO Hosted PBX is a cloud-based offering that combines voice and network services with equipment in one complete solution, all for a fixed monthly price. Service capabilities and features include:

  • IP Telephony and unified communication applications
  • Free local and site-to-site calling
  • HD Voice
  • IP phone sets from Cisco and Polycom
  • Enterprise grade network services with MPLS IP-VPN
  • Mobility capabilities for on the go employees
  • Web portal for command and control and service management

Commenting in a statement on his company's latest offer, Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer, XO Communications, said: "The Bring Your Own Bandwidth option gives our customers the ability to bring their entire workforce onto our award-winning and Hosted PBX service. Customers are encouraged to connect via our end-to-end, quality managed solution, although it is not always practical for smaller branch offices. This new offering allows XO to engineer solutions for multi-location enterprise customers so they can seamlessly unite."

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