Windstream CEO: UCaaS and SD-WAN Opportunity Leads Windstream to Rethink Their SMB Approach

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A lot of people tend to wax poetic about SD-WAN these days, but Windstream CEO Tony Thomas took it to a new level at an investor conference yesterday. A few years ago, Windstream differentiated itself through a superior customer experience but today’s differentiators also include...Learn More

Windstream Rebrand Introduces Kinetic Across Consumer & SMB Product Portfolio

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An announced Windstream rebrand will introduce Kinetic across its broader consumer and SMB product portfolio as a new premium brand. Windstream has been using the Kinetic brand since 2014 for its IPTV service. The new Kinetic brand will now be featured across Windstream’s entire 18...Learn More

Uniti Group: Diversification Away From Windstream is a Priority

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When Windstream stock values took a plunge after the company cut its dividend several weeks ago, Uniti Group’s stock moved in near-lockstep. Almost two and a half years after Uniti Group was spun out of Windstream as a telecom-focused real estate investment trust (REIT), it...Learn More

Windstream Cloud Connect Enhancements Include SD-WAN, Wavelengths

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Windstream today announced a broader range of connectivity options for its Cloud Connect service, which provides connectivity to major cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, Google Cloud, Oracle Fast Connect and Salesforce. Among the new Windstream Cloud Connect options...Learn More

BCN Telecom partners with Windstream Wholesale for SD-WAN adoption

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Little Rock, Arkansas — August 17, 2017 — Windstream, (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that BCN Telecom – a New Jersey-based technology service provider specializing in multi-location, multi-product aggregation – will soon be adding Windstream Wholesale’s Software Defined Wide Area...Learn More

Windstream UCaaS Portfolio is Now Paired with SD-WAN

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Recently bolstered by its Broadview acquisition, Windstream is pairing its unified communications as a service (UCaaS) with its SD-WAN solution. Thanks to Broadstream, the Windstream UCaaS portfolio is now 100% cloud-based, targeting business customers from SMBs to the enterprise. The two services are among the...Learn More

Windstream SD-WAN Enhancements Include Proactive Monitoring

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Windstream today built on its previous moves into the SD-WAN sector with four new services. Windstream SD-WAN enhancements include proactive monitoring, an integrated management tool and more. This is the latest step in Windstream’s SD-WAN buildout. The first big move was the acquisition of EarthLink...Learn More

Windstream Completes Acquisition of Broadview Networks

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc. Windstream announced the $227.5 million all-cash transaction on April 13, 2017. “The addition of Broadview advances our strategy to differentiate ourselves...Learn More

Windstream expands metro fiber network in Indianapolis

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Indianapolis, Indiana — July 26, 2017 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Indianapolis. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that...Learn More

J.D. Power: Business Telecom Satisfaction Highest for Largest Companies, Highlighting SMB Opportunity

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Business telecom satisfaction is highest among large companies with 500 or more employees, according to new J.D. Power research. While those companies had overall internet and telephone satisfaction levels of 815 on a 1,000-point scale, the average score for very small businesses with 19 employees...Learn More

Windstream Joins Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project for SDN/NFV Automation

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, underscoring the company’s commitment to collaborating with peers in the open source world and...Learn More

Windstream Gigabit Launches in North Georgia, Price Will Be $59.99

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Windstream gigabit service is now available in 15 north Georgia communities, the carrier said today. In an email to Telecompetitor, a Windstream spokesperson said the company will announce new pricing at the end of the month, at which time gigabit service will be available for...Learn More

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