LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Beginning early this year, Kinetic by Windstream embarked on a multi-year program to invest billions of capital to bring fiber-backed gigabit services to millions of households across its footprint. Through the first six months of 2020, Kinetic has enabled approximately 100,000 new locations with gigabit-capable services. As a result of these investments and recent additional network enhancements, Kinetic added over 40,000 net new broadband subscribers in the first six months of the year and completed its ninth consecutive quarter of broadband subscriber growth.
During a year when many Americans are working remotely and going to school online because of the coronavirus pandemic, these faster connections in the company's predominately rural service areas are particularly critical. Importantly, when internet use soared more than 30 percent in March, our historical network investments ensured we had ample capacity to handle the surge in traffic growth.
Kinetic's SD-WAN solution helps small and midsize companies manage their broadband usage while OfficeSuite UC, the company's award-winning, cloud-based voice and collaboration solution, enables them to conduct business anywhere.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results