Windstream deepens Western Texas VoIP, UCaaS services reach

Windstream has begun offering its suite of VoIP and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offerings to business customers in Western Texas, establishing a deeper footprint in the state's business services market.

Specifically, the service provider will offer VoIP and UCaaS to mid-sized and enterprise customers in four Texas cities: Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, and Midland-Odessa.

By bringing these services into these four cities, Windstream can provide an alternative choice to AT&T (NYSE: T) and other CLECs for IP voice services for a host of Texas market segments like oil and gas, education, agriculture, retail, medical and financial.

Edward Hernandez, regional sales director for Windstream, said in a release that the West Texas "region was in need of an alternate communications provider to drive competitive pricing and offer quality solutions."

Complementing the UCaaS and VoIP service sets will be Windstream's MPLS network and its set of managed network security capabilities. Customers can also purchase other managed solutions such as Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for business continuity and disaster recovery.

Similar to other providers, Windstream is also offering businesses the option to lease network equipment via its Equipment for Services (EFS) program. This program gives customers the option to lease or finance the new equipment technology solutions. Some of the potential benefits of the EFS program is that business customers don't have to make an upfront investment in network equipment, allowing them to move capital costs to operational expenses.

For more:
- see the release

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