Apr 30, 2018

Consolidated Communications Launches SD-WAN

MATTOON, Ill., April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the launch of SD-WAN, software-based network technology that provides a simplified management and automation of WAN connections. Consolidated's SD-WAN solution streamlines IT operations and optimizes network performance by prioritizing traffic across a customer's entire network.

By dynamically determining the optimal delivery path for traffic in the WAN, Consolidated's sophisticated SD-WAN solution automatically manages bandwidth to ensure high priority applications and critical traffic continually perform at a high-level. It's a proven technology that results in an optimal user experience and provides benefits to customers by ensuring network uptime and enhanced performance.

"SD-WAN is an emerging technology that offers businesses reliability and flexibility in connecting their critical branch operations," said Doug Abolt, vice president of commercial product management at Consolidated Communications. "The agility of our solution provides businesses a simple and fast means to custom configure their SD-WAN and prioritize their critical traffic and applications. Deployment is also easy as our SD-WAN offering allows for various deployment options, including cloud-based, software-based or a hybrid approach."

With competitive packages, Consolidated's SD-WAN solution is backed by an experienced team providing a high level of service to customers, helping them to understand their critical traffic and configuring the solution to meet a customer's specific business needs. Consolidated's zero touch operations and easy maintenance means IT resources can spend less time on configuration at each site, mitigating the risk of error and saving time. SD-WAN is a scalable solution that provides businesses options in ensuring network performance, with increased visibility and control, dramatically simplifying WAN operations.

"Consolidated Communications is dedicated to providing our customers an unparalleled experience with advanced solutions that boost business performance," added Abolt. "By pairing SD-WAN with our complementary portfolio of services, including our data networking and business solutions like Security Services, Cloud Services and our sophisticated Business Voice Solutions, we have the expertise to help customers turn technology into solutions that move their business forward," said Abolt.

Learn more about the benefits of Consolidated's SD-WAN solution at www.consolidated.com/business/medium-enterprise/data-networking/sd-wan.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 24-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

Contact:
Chastity Valvick, Consolidated Communications
507-387-1866, chastity.valvick@consolidated.com