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Press Release -- March 20th, 2015
Source: Windstream

Windstream receives 2015 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Honored for Exceptional Innovation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings), a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, has named Windstream’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) as a 2015 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner.

Windstream’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is a robust, enterprise-class, UC solution that integrates voice, multi-media, unified messaging, presence management, mobility and other services onto a single platform in the cloud. Hosted in Windstream Hosted Solutions’ secure, protected and environmentally controlled data centers, this UC solution seamlessly integrates with Windstream’s state-of-the-art, fully redundant private IP network to ensure the highest quality of service, providing optimized performance and scalability to adjust bandwidth speeds, as business needs change. Windstream has forged partnerships with a number of market leaders, including Avaya and Mitel, for even more customizable options.

Windstream’s UCaaS solution helps businesses create the collaborative and connected workforce they need, providing them with anytime, anywhere access to a range of communication options,” said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer at Windstream. “Receiving TMC’s “Unified Communications Product of the Year Award” for our UCaaS solution is such an honor for all of us at Windstream, as it also recognizes our “smart solutions, personalized service” brand promise, our collaborative spirit and our commitment to helping our enterprise customers succeed.”

“It gives me great pleasure to honor Windstream as a 2015 recipient of TMC’s Unified Communications Product of the Year Award for their innovative product, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Windstream in their groundbreaking work on UCaaS.”

Winners of the 2015 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award will be published in the March 2015 edition ofINTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

About Windstream

Windstream, a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit the company’s online newsroom at or follow on Twitter at @WindstreamNews.


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About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit – The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo, WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

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