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
reflect our commitment to deliver the best service we can to our
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,
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
the GRIC Alliance," said Maxime Gérard, managing director, EMEA, GRIC
Communications. "XO Communications provides award-winning services, and
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
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.
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
of GRIC Communications, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this
are the property of their respective owners.
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About XO Communications Network
XO Communications is one of the world's leading providers of broadband
communications services offering local and long distance voice
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
Internet or a VPN.
XO has assembled an unrivaled set of facilities-based broadband networks
Tier One Internet peering relationships that, when complete, will serve
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
largest holder of fixed broadband wireless spectrum, with licenses
95 percent of the population of the 30 largest U.S. cities and a
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
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
uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those
in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors.
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