Telecommunication services provider XO Communications Inc has signed a multi-year agreement with retail chain Abercrombie & Fitch Co in which XO will upgrade the company's communications network to an OC-48 infrastructure.

XO is performing the upgrade in order to accommodate the company's growing data, voice and internet requirements after several years of solid growth. The deal renews and extends the current agreement between the two companies.

Tom Lennox, director of communications at Abercrombie & Fitch, said the company needed to extend its network to deal with "future communication needs" and added that it was pleased with XO's "responsiveness and reliability".

Abercrombie & Fitch Co is a specialty lifestyle retailer consisting of Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister Co, and Ruehl.