XO Communications joins the GRIC Alliance Network to offer Remote Internet Access Wednesday 6 December 2000 PDF Print Agreement Enhances GRIC's Position as the Leading International Remote Internet Access Provider London, December 6 - UK business dial-up customers of XO Communications, formerly Concentric Network and Internet Technology Group, will be able to experience a virtual office environment easily and inexpensively when travelling thanks to a global remote Internet access agreement with GRIC Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIC), the leading provider of multiple value-added Internet services. "Following our successful partnership in the US and with the continuing growth of global travel and telecommuting, remote Internet access is considered a key service for XO Communications' business customers," commented Steve Bailey, UK managing director, XO Communications. "GRIC's global coverage, quality connections, local support and competitive pricing reflect our commitment to deliver the best service we can to our subscribers." Under the terms of the agreement, XO Communications will offer the GRICtraveler(tm) global remote Internet access service to its small and medium enterprise and professional dial-up customers in the UK. XO Communications customers will now have access to their company's Intranet, documents, applications, and the Web via secure, reliable remote Internet connections in more than 150 countries and thousands of cities worldwide. The service is made possible through the GRIC Alliance Network(tm), a worldwide network of more then 400 major service providers and telecommunications companies. This means that when XO Communications subscribers access the Internet from abroad they connect through a local phone number and do not waste time and money calling their home ISP, thereby making it easier to maintain productivity while travelling. "This agreement, with one of the UK's leading ISPs, continues to build GRIC's strong presence in Europe. Customers of XO Communications using GRICtraveler will be well served by the extensive network of POPs offered by the GRIC Alliance," said Maxime Gérard, managing director, EMEA, GRIC Communications. "XO Communications provides award-winning services, and its decision to join the GRIC Alliance Network in the UK allows it to add additional value to its subscribers." About GRIC Communications, Inc. GRIC Communications, Inc. is the worldwide leader in delivering multiple IP-based services on a single, open standards-based platform to ISPs, telecommunications companies and other emerging communications providers. Combining state-of-the-art technology with its managed global GRIC Alliance NetworkTM of more than 400 service providers, GRIC delivers access and termination for IP telephony (voice and prepaid), remote Internet access, PC-to-phone solutions, and corporate secure remote access worldwide. Winner of Frost & Sullivan's 2000 Market Engineering Award Recipient for Customer Service Leadership in the Global Internet Roaming Market, GRIC is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., and has offices in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Visit GRIC at http://www.gric.com. GRIC, GRICtraveler, GRIC Alliance Network, and the GRIC logo are trademarks of GRIC Communications, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. This news release may include "forward-looking" statements, including projections about our business, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. For example, statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to us at the time of the release and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations as a result of numerous factors, including our limited operating history, which makes it difficult to predict our performance, and the unproven nature of our market and customer acceptance of our products. These and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business are detailed in our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q on file with the SEC and available through www.sec.gov. About XO Communications Network 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 that, when complete, will serve much of the United States, Canada and Europe. In the United States, XO has more than 430,000 metro fiber miles in operation and a 384,000 fiber-mile inter-city network under construction. The Company is also North America's largest holder 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. The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These statements include those describing the enhanced product and service offerings as well as statements describing expectations concerning the timing and scope of the planned deployment. Management wishes to caution the reader that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. 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