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CBTS Acquires Voice and Data Notification Developer/Provider Cintech

05/14/09
Acquisition Adds New Capabilities to CBTS Managed Services Portfolio
CINCINNATI, May 14, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CBTS, the technology solutions division of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) and a leading provider of data center and managed services, today announced the acquisition of Cintech LLC. Based in Cincinnati, Cintech provides IP-based voice and data communications services including notification, response, and interaction scheduling.

"The acquisition of Cintech helps broaden the range of IT managed services that CBTS currently offers and provides an opportunity to deliver additional value and convenience to our customer base," said Dave Burns, vice president of operations for CBTS.

"We are excited to join CBTS and continue to supply 'On Demand' software services to a broad base of managed services customers. CBTS has been a valued technology partner of Cintech for years and has a keen understanding of our IP solutions and Web-based services," noted Dennis Carroll, president of Cintech LLC.

CBTS will now include Cintech's flagship service, cNotify, within the broad CBTS product portfolio designed to provide customized business solutions. The cNotify service delivers any combination of outbound notifications using voice, SMS text, e-mail, paging, and Web.

Because the services are IP based, customers can use a simple Web interface to load and manage contacts lists, record messages, and automate calls. In addition, speech-recognition capabilities can be added when capturing a customer's response over the phone is vital. This feature is particularly useful for applications such as surveys, order tracking, bill payment, appointment scheduling, and purchase transactions. A mobile version of cNotify is also available, making it possible for entire notification campaigns to be managed from a Web-enabled smartphone.

CBTS plans to host, manage, and support all of Cintech services. Cintech's current customer base includes some of the largest corporations in the United States and encompasses a variety of industries.

Terms of the transaction, which closed earlier this year, were not disclosed.

About Cintech

Based in Cincinnati, Cintech LLC is a developer and provider of communication solutions that solve the problem of trying to communicate 24 hours a day and seven days a week with both large numbers of people as well as individuals. With more than 15,000 installations, Cintech is a leading provider of customer connection technology. For further information, visit www.cintechllc.com.

About CBTS

A division of Cincinnati Bell Inc., CBTS combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end-to-end IT deployment. The CBTS business model can help organizations increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing costs and risks through solutions that focus on business continuance, compliance, security, and technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/cbts.

About Cincinnati Bell

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, and wireless services--that help keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world.

In addition, businesses ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center and managed services.

Cincinnati Bell conducts its operations through three business segments: Wireline, Wireless, and Technology Solutions. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

SOURCE: Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Cincinnati Bell
Lisa McLaughlin, 513-368-1860
lisa.mclaughlin@gyrohsr.com