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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and managed services, has been recognized with the 2013 U.S. North American Market Growth Excellence Leadership Award in VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services. This award is based on the findings of Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices research and was presented to Windstream at a ceremony in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 14.
Windstream received this award based on its ability to leverage competitive intelligence and execute competitive strategy, as well as its impact on market share, competitive brand positioning, and customer satisfaction and value, having demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest annual compound growth rate in the industry for the past three years.
"Windstream achieved growth excellence leadership in the VoIP access and SIP trunking services market by consistently seeking long-term growth in its services," said Michael Brandenburg, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "Our research shows that Windstream has demonstrated an effective execution, integration and support strategy with its enterprise services, especially in the VoIP and SIP trunking categories."
"The strategic decisions that Windstream has made over the past few years have led to our ability to serve business customers across the country, with more than 115,000 fiber miles, 26 data centers and a full suite of advanced technology solutions," said Matt Preschern, Windstream's senior vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer. "Our commitment to providing smart solutions, personalized service to our customers and the growth of our national network footprint has led us to this Frost & Sullivan award, and I speak for the entire Windstream team in saying how honored we are to be recognized for our product excellence."
Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, and dedicated high-speed Internet. Windstream also offers Unified Communications, managed services, cloud computing, disaster recovery, and networking services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs. For more information, visit
For the full Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Research report on Windstream's VoIP access and SIP trunking Growth Excellence Leadership award, visit
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Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit