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Cincinnati Bell Business/CBTS Offer Network as a Service

02/09/17

CINCINNATI, Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cincinnati Bell Business (NYSE:CBB) and CBTS are pleased to offer Network as a Service (NaaS), a fully managed solution that is designed to provide customers with a simple, scalable method to offload the complex tasks of supporting, maintaining, expanding, and securing a commercial network. 

Network as a Service enables customers to leverage the power of Cincinnati Bell Business and CBTS to deliver a fully managed network, with cloud integration, security, switching, WiFi, management, monitoring, and SD-WAN. Customers pay a single, predictable monthly price for equipment and support.

Network as a Service from Cincinnati Bell Business and CBTS is built on Cisco Meraki technology and is designed for both SMB and Midmarket companies with 1-1,000 employees, as well as Enterprise organizations with more than 1,000 employees.

“Cincinnati Bell Business and CBTS are pleased to offer Network as a Service, which gives businesses access to customized solutions while eliminating capital investments into expensive network equipment,” said Tom Simpson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Cincinnati Bell.

“Customers with single-site locations can focus on their businesses while we manage their network and IT needs. Customers with multi-site locations can enjoy full stack deployment for a predictable monthly fee.”

By bundling integrated SD-WAN capabilities that connect multiple, remote locations, businesses now have access to customized networking capabilities that address their unique IT needs. Network as a Service from Cincinnati Bell Business and CBTS also includes simplified solution deployment, enhanced management flexibility, and world-class technical support. It democratizes the accessibility of superior IT solutions via an aggressive utility price-model.

Network as a Service from Cincinnati Bell Business and CBTS offers multiple customer benefits including:

  • Flexibility: Growing multi-site customers can quickly add new locations to their network without the expense incurred by expensive MPLS solutions.
     
  • No touch deployment and management: All deployment and related tasks are managed by Cincinnati Bell Business and CBTS, and certified experts manage and support the network 24/7/365.
     
  • Centralized Web Dashboard: Single pane of glass, mobile-enabled cloud dashboard for entire network management leveraging real-time data and network analytics.
     
  • Control Applications, Users, and Devices: Search for users by device type (PC, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) and monitor client or organization application usage.
  • Equivalent reliability and security with improved performance over MPLS at a lower cost.

To learn more about Network as a Service from Cincinnati Bell Business and CBTS, go to www.cincinnatibell.com/business.

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) provides integrated communications solutions – including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and video – that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

About CBTS

CBTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB). The company 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.cbts.net.

CONTACTS

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Investor contact:
Josh Duckworth, +1 513-397-2292
joshua.duckworth@cinbell.com

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Media contact:
Jane Weiler, +1 513-397-9941
jane.weiler@cinbell.com

Cincinnati Bell Inc