|[February 27, 2017]
Alianza Powers Broadband Phone Services for Electric Cooperatives
Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Co-Mo
Valley Electric Cooperative, NEXT,
powered by North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, and OzarksGo
have selected Alianza's (News - Alert) Cloud
Voice Platform to power phone services over their growing fiber
broadband networks. These electric cooperatives will offer essential
broadband services to a total of more than 120,000 homes and businesses
in their serving areas once construction is complete. This new customer
adoption coincides with Alianza's investment in fiber VoIP solutions
(see related announcement "Alianza
Delivers Powerful, Easy-to-Launch VoIP Solution for Fiber ISPs") and
ecosystem partnerships to build a strong community of cooperatives
enabled with powerful broadband applications.
As they brought electric power to rural areas in the United States early
last century, electric cooperatives are leading the charge in delivering
fiber-based broadband services to these same underserved markets. They
not only serve their residential and business members with modern voice,
video and high-speed Internet services, but they also spur economic
growth in their local communities.
Co-Mo Connect, a subsidiary of Co-Mo Electric, has been delivering
broadband services in central Missouri since 2011 and sought a
next-generation solution to deliver its broadband phone services. The
improved cost model and service quality were key reasons the co-op
decided to upgrade its VoIP solution and switch from a wholesale hosted
VoIP solution based on legacy softswitch technology.
"Our subscribers have the most cutting edge broadband access," commented
Andy Burger, General Manager, Co-Mo Connect. "With Alianza as our new
voice partner, we are adopting an enduring, future-proof VoIP solution
delivered from the cloud. This benefits Co-Mo operationally and
financially and we'll be able to deliver a better customer experience
for our subscribers."
Three cooperatives - Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative; NEXT,
powered by North Arkansas Electric Cooperative; and OzarksGo, the
telecommunications subsidiary of Ozarks Electric Cooperative - are newly
launching voice along with fiber-based broadband. The new phone services
provide margin-rich revenue and boost take rates for broadband services,
aiding the business case for building fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks.
A rapid time-to-market, ease of operations and a straightforward,
success-based business model were key criteria in selecting a partner
for their VoIP solution.
"Our members are looking to our cooperative for essential services
including convenient and cost-effective VoIP home and business phone
services," commented Randy Klindt, General Manager with OzarksGo.
"Alianza's Cloud Voice Platform provides us with the best solution to
deliver this service and grow."
"Electric cooperatives are becoming more essential to their communities
as they satisfy their members' demands for modern connectivity and
communication services," commented Kevin Dundon, Alianza's Executive
Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our solution helps them succeed
with phone service delivery and strengthens the cooperative through
margin-rich revenue growth."
Alianza is a Silver Associate Member of the National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association (NRECA) and is showcasing its fiber VoIP
solution in booth #544 at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference & Expo in
San Diego February 28-March 2.
Alianza radically transforms communications delivery so that service
providers thrive with strong margins, better service and elegant
management. Alianza's Cloud Voice Platform is a web-scale, turnkey
virtualized software solution that enables cable, mobile, telco and
other broadband providers to rapidly customize, launch and profit from
VoIP and UC services. The power of Alianza's cloud delivers a lower
total cost of ownership and a clear business case for VoIP with a
zero-CAPEX, success-based SaaS (News - Alert) model. This new way to deliver voice
service untangles service providers from the restraints of old-school
voice networks and accelerates innovation and growth. Learn more about
Alianza at www.alianza.com
and connect with the company on Twitter
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