With a growing demand for the enterprise products,
) expanded its Advanced Application Reporting (AAR) product
countrywide for IT professionals. The expansion will boost
customer accretion, primarily in the enterprise segment that
would in turn drive revenue growth.
AAR provides solutions for Wide Area Network (WAN) traffic, by
resolving problems related to speed performances and optimizes
network connectivity. Through this product, Windstream's
customers will be able to collect, format and display WAN
performance statistics in various reporting functions. This will
enable them to project network activity for different periods
based on hour, days or weeks.
Windstream remains focused on expanding its service offerings to
businesses with VoIP services, data bundles, cloud and managed
services. In addition, Windstream has re-branded its consumer
offerings with advanced Internet and entertainment services.
The company gained significant traction in the enterprise market
by acquiring PAETEC Holding Corp in Dec 2011. Besides financial
benefits, the acquisition has catapulted significant growth in
enterprise market with nationwide coverage of fiber network
The acquisition increased opportunities in cloud computing and
managed services and attracted business customers across many
locations. Windstream is also planning to introduce customized
business solutions that will improve its competitive position in
the industry. We believe the launch of Endpoint Security
Protection is concurrent with the company's plan to tap
opportunities arising from IT needs within small and medium
Hence, we believe that continuous expansion of such product
offerings by entering new markets will not only drive subscriber
growth but will also improve the company's overall business
performance, hence giving it a competitive advantage over the
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.
Windstream has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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