Cloud Voice Platform chosen by Blue Ridge Communications, SELCO and WEHCO Video to reduce costs and drive new revenue
LINDON, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alianza, the cloud voice platform company, announced today that three independent cable operators, Blue Ridge Communications, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) and WEHCO Video, Inc., have selected Alianza’s cloud solution for their next-gen VoIP platform.
Blue Ridge Communications is the 16th-largest cable company in the U.S. and serves more than 150,000 customers in northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania. SELCO is a municipal broadband ISP and utility serving the town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. WEHCO Video, which operates in Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma, serving more than 6,500 voice subscribers, is a full-service provider with digital, voice, and broadband for both residential and commercial accounts.
Alianza is migrating all the cable providers’ residential and business subscribers to its platform and providing these new customers with a more agile, lower-cost and simpler-to-manage cable VoIP solution. Using Alianza’s deep API set, the Cloud Voice Platform is fully integrated with the cable operators’ back office systems, which streamlines operations and enables better customer service.
Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform is delivered with the Level 3 Communications Carrier Cloud Voice Solution to provide a comprehensive VoIP solution for service providers. The companies are showcasing this solution, and how it can help cable companies and National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) members with Cable VoIP 2.0 initiatives, at The Independent Show (July 19-22 in Boston) at the Level 3 booth (#213).
“Alianza and Level 3 provide the best path forward for our next generation of residential and business VoIP services,” said Mark Masenheimer, Vice President of Operations at Blue Ridge Communications. “Hands down, their solution delivers the best business model, most innovative feature set and dramatically streamlined management.”
“There is a tremendous opportunity for cable operators to realize compelling cost savings and grow new business revenue by making voice an app on their broadband infrastructure,” stated Kevin Dundon, Alianza’s Executive Vice President of Business Development. “We are singularly focused on delivering the best next-generation voice solution, and increasingly cable providers are ditching legacy solutions for our Cloud Voice Platform.”
About Blue Ridge Communications
Blue Ridge Communications is a full service communications provider serving northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania. Blue Ridge Communications, a subsidiary of Pencor Services, Inc., offers advanced services including Digital Cable with On Demand, DVR, HDTV, High Speed Internet, Digital Phone and Home Security. For more information, visit www.brctv.com.
SELCO is a community-owned and -operated utility offering Shrewsbury residents and businesses high-quality electric and broadband services at competitive prices. SELCO provides Electric, Cable, Telephone, and Internet services to residential and commercial customers within the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
About WEHCO Video, Inc.
WEHCO Video is a division of WEHCO Media, a privately owned diversified communications company with interests in newspaper publishing, cable television, and internet. WEHCO Video offers a full suite of services, including Cable TV, Voice and Broadband, to residential and commercial subscribers in Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.yourcableinfo.com.
Alianza radically transforms communications delivery so that service providers thrive with superior economics, feature set and control. Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform provides a zero-CAPEX, high-margin, low-risk solution and is designed specifically to meet the full range of voice requirements for service providers. The turnkey wholesale solution enables cable, mobile, telco and other broadband providers to rapidly launch and profit from residential and business VoIP services. It’s a new way to deliver voice service that untangles operators from the restraints of old-school voice networks and frees up resources to accelerate strategic initiatives. The power of Alianza’s cloud means lower total cost of ownership and a clear business case for VoIP. Learn more about Alianza at www.alianza.com, and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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