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.
Telephony's The Independent reports on Cincinnati Bell's convergence aspirations