Profile: Windstream Holdings Inc (WIN.O)
25 May 2017
Windstream Holdings, Inc., incorporated on May 23, 2013, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers in the United States. The Company operates through four segments: ILEC Consumer and Small Business, Wholesale, Enterprise, and CLEC Consumer and Small Business. It provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The Company also offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital television to consumers.
ILEC Consumer and Small Business
The ILEC Consumer and Small Business segment is engaged in expanding and enhancing the Company's broadband capabilities. The Company's consumer services primarily consist of high-speed Internet, traditional voice and video services. It offers broadband services, such as high-speed Internet access, offer high-speed Internet access with speeds up to one gigabits per second (Gbps); Internet security services, including anti-virus protection, spyware blocking, file back up and restoration, and online backup services, which allow consumers to back up and restore important files through the Internet. Its consumer voice services include basic local telephone services, features and long-distance services with features, including call waiting, caller identification, call forwarding, as well as various other offerings. It also offer a range of long-distance plans, including rate plans based on minutes of use, flexible or unlimited long-distance calling services.
The Company offers video services to consumers primarily through a relationship with Dish Network LLC (Dish Network). It also owns and operates cable television franchises. It offers Kinetic, an Internet protocol (IP) video entertainment offering. The ILEC Consumer and Small Business segment's services include Remote IT, a remote tech help service that provides remote support and serves as a virtual information technology (IT) department; Web and audio conferencing, which connects businesses through the Company's audio, Web and event conferencing that enables access to organizing, securing, attending and recording conferences all from a telephone keypad; managed Web design, provides a professionally developed Website design, and Web and e-mail hosting, through which the Company's customers can customize and brand their own professional online presence. It also provides the tools to develop a Web presence, and fax-to-e-mail, to send and receive faxes online from anywhere they can access their e-mail or Internet. It also offers a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant option to support its customers in the healthcare industry to maintain compliance with current health standards and regulations. Small business voice services include a range of line types available to serve customer needs, such as standard business local line, Centrex lines, key systems, private branch exchange (PBX) lines, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and phone systems.
The Company's Wholesale segment provides 100 Gbps bandwidth and transport services to wholesale customers, including telecom companies, content providers, and cable and other network operators. It provides network bandwidth to other telecommunications carriers, network operators and content providers. These services include special access services, which provide access and network transport services to end users, Ethernet and Wave transport up to 100 Gbps, and dark fiber and colocation services. Wholesale services also include fiber-to-the-tower connections to support the wireless backhaul market. The Company also offers voice and data carrier services to other communications providers and to larger-scale purchasers of network capacity.
The Company's Enterprise segment provides advanced network and communication services to enterprise customers throughout the United States. It offers services, such as multi-site networking, integrated VoIP and data services, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), data center (cloud) connectivity, network security, managed network services and other cloud application services. Through this segment, the Company also offers integrated voice and data services. These services are delivered over an Internet connection and can be managed through equipment at the customer premise or through hosted equipment options, and multi-site networking, which provides private, secure multi-site connections for businesses with multiple locations. Its products include software defined wide area networking (SDWAN), multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), Ethernet - Local Area Network (LAN) and Wavelength connectivity solutions. The Company also offers colocation and data center services. It also provides a range of managed services, for both the Company's network and data center services, including managed Wide Area Network (WAN), managed LAN, managed network security, managed Internet and managed voice services. The Company also offer a range of high-speed broadband Internet access options. Its voice services consist of basic telephone services, including voice, long-distance and related features delivered over a traditional copper line.
CLEC Consumer and Small Business.
The Company's CLEC Consumer and Small Business segment offers integrated voice and data services, advanced data and traditional voice and long-distance services. It also offers on-line back-up, remote IT, managed Web design, Web hosting and various e-mail services to small business customers.
Windstream Holdings Inc
4001 N Rodney Parham Rd
LITTLE ROCK AR 72212-2459
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Windstream to acquire Broadview Networks
- BRIEF-Windstream expands metro fiber network in Detroit
- BRIEF-Windstream Holdings files for potential stock offering of up to $25 mln
- BRIEF-Windstream completes $580 million term loan, extending maturity to 2024
- BRIEF-Windstream says lenders to provide up to $600 mln principal amount of incremental term loans-SEC filing