Windstream Exec: Broadview Acquisition Will Help Us Grab Share From Vonage, RingCentral, 8x8 And Cable Companies

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Watch Out, UCaaS Players

Windstream plans to leverage its acquisition of Broadview Networks to grab share in the SMB market from unified communications competitors such as Vonage, RingCentral and 8x8, said Austin Herrington, senior director of product management at Windstream.

"Broadview has a unique, proprietary solution that will definitely help advance our product portfolio, improve our competitiveness in the market and our ability to provide enhanced services," said Herrington in an interview with CRN. "This transaction really directly supports our strategy to provide what we call 'competitive secure cloud applications.'"

Herrington also talks to CRN about the company's SD-WAN technology integration plan with Broadview and what channel partners from both companies can expect in the future.

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