Cinci Bell chases convergence

Who: Cincinnati Bell

Vitals: This telco was founded as a telegraph company three years before the telephone was even invented. More recently, it listed 864,000 wireline access lines and 555,000 wireless subscribers in its second-quarter earnings report. It serves Cincinnati (duh), but also customers elsewhere in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Why you should care: The independent telco's markets are among the first proving grounds in the United States for fixed-mobile convergence with the launch of the carrier's CB Homerun UMA service. It uses unlicensed mobile access (UMA) technology.

What's next: Cincinnati Bell reports third-quarter earnings next week.

For more:
Telephony's The Independent reports on Cincinnati Bell's convergence aspirations

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