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Eurolines Organisation, the European express coach network, has chosen XO Communications to host the hub of their international reservations network.


Eurolines Organisation and Deutsche Touring Gesellshaft mbH have also commissioned UK consultancy Wayland Informatics to develop and implement the software that will interconnect the reservations systems of Eurolines member companies.

The Eurolines express coach network consists of 33 coach companies of 27 countries operating all over Europe under the Eurolines brand. The Eurolines Organisation coordinates the network from its administrative centre in Brussels. In the UK, Eurolines UK is part of the National Express Group, connecting the Eurolines European network to over 1200 places in Britain.


Eurolines chose XO because the company can guarantee a high level of availability and managed support for business critical web-based services like online reservations.
XO is providing Eurolines with a dedicated server located in its London Harbour Exchange data centre. This provides a secure and managed facility for hosting major electronic commerce services that are directly connected into the company’s high speed, resilient backbone network.
XO Communications provides broadband Internet services to business customers in the UK and the Netherlands. The company offers industrial-strength connectivity and hosting services and solutions including virtual private networks, security, e-commerce and application infrastructure provision. XO operates one of the UK’s most advanced and widely dispersed networks, enabling high bandwidth access at resilient multi-megabit rates in more locations nationwide.


Wayland Informatics has developed the software that will interface the reservation systems of individual Eurolines members.
Mike Read, president and managing director, Europe, XO Communications said: “We’re delighted to be working with Eurolines on this important project. The provision of high grade managed hosting facilities is critical to the delivery of powerful online applications planned by Eurolines.”
Jan Velleman, secretary-general, Eurolines said: “XO was chosen for its technical reliability, competitive pricing and because it could respond to the short reaction time needed for setting up a powerful system.”


Dinu Anassasiu, managing director of Wayland Informatics added: “We are very pleased to be working with XO Communications. The quality of their service, their highly professional approach, the user friendliness of their representatives and their prompt reactions leave nothing to be desired.”


Wayland Informatics provides high quality consultancy and training services focusing on critical areas of system development including project planning, requirements analysis and design. Its clients include major corporations and government agencies and departments.


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About XO Communications


XO Communications is one of the world’s leading providers of broadband communications services offering local and long distance voice communication services, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) access, Web hosting and e-commerce service, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), dedicated access, global transit and application infrastructure services for delivering applications over the Internet or a VPN. XO has assembled an unrivaled set of facilities-based broadband networks and Tier One Internet peering relationships throughout the United States. XO currently offers facilities-based broadband communications services in 62 markets throughout the United States. The Company is also one of North America’s largest holders of fixed broadband wireless spectrum, with licenses covering 95 percent of the population of the 30 largest U.S. cities and a partnership with licenses covering all of the top cities in Canada.


For further information contact:


Sara Campbell / Crawford Warnock
Grant Butler Coomber
Tel: 020 8322 1922
Sarac@gbc.co.uk / crawfordw@gbc.co.uk


Daniel Couzens
XO Communications
Tel: 020 8957 5711
Daniel.couzens@uk.xo.com



About Eurolines


The Eurolines express coach network consists of 33 coach companies in 27 countries operating all over Europe under the Eurolines brand. The Eurolines Organisation coordinates the network from its administrative centre in Brussels. In the UK, Eurolines UK is part of the National Express Group, connecting the Eurolines European network to over 1200 places in Britain.


For further information contact:


Jan Velleman
Eurolines
Tel : 0032 22 469140
j.velleman@eurolines.org



About Wayland Informatics


Wayland Informatics Limited specialises in technology transfer in the domain of Management and Information Technology by providing consulting and training services for commercial, government and scientific organisations. The company started in 1995 with the mission to help their clients increase their chances for project success by providing high quality, carefully focused training and consulting services concentrating on those aspects of system development responsible for most project failures: project planning, requirements analysis, design."


For further information contact:

Dinu Anastasiu
Wayland Informatics Limited
Tel: 01908 692628
da@wayland-informatics.com






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