Windstream Enterprise receives 2018 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award

Addition of Avaya Breeze and Avaya Oceana into XCaaS platform increases functionality, enhances customer experience

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream Enterprise, a leading supplier of advanced network communications, announced today that TMC, a global media company, has named Windstream Enterprise’s XCaaS Powered-by-Avaya as a 2018 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner.

“The addition of Avaya Breeze and Oceana to our XCaaS portfolio adds new functionality that will empower our enterprise clients to deliver a truly best-in-class customer experience,” said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Windstream Enterprise & Wholesale.

In January, Windstream Enterprise announced the addition of Avaya’s Breeze and Oceana platforms at the 2018 Avaya ENGAGE conference and became the first U.S. XCaaS provider to incorporate them as part of its contact center services strategy to empower companies to migrate their premises-based systems to the cloud. 

“It gives me great pleasure to honor Windstream Enterprise as a 2018 recipient of TMC’s Unified Communications Product of the Year Award for their innovative product, XCaaS Avaya,said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Windstream Enterprise in their groundbreaking work on Powered-by-Avaya XCaaS solution.”

Winners of the 2018 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award will be announced online and highlighted in INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine online.

In addition to its proprietary OfficeSuite UC® and contact center services, Windstream Enterprise offers its SD-WAN Concierge™, Cloud Connect and industry-leading Wi-Fi solutions. It also offers a range of complementary network and communications solutions including integrated network security, and access, transport and business continuity solutions including Wavelength Services with Optical Encryption, Ethernet and Fixed Wireless that are collectively designed to help businesses increase productivity, improve ROI and win. Learn more at

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at or Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

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About TMC
Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all percipients. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360 degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, @tmcnet.

Windstream Enterprise Contact:
Sarah C. Davis, 720.529.7611

TMC Contact:
Stephanie Thompson
203-852-6800, ext. 139