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Cable Technology Feature Article

November 24, 2010

Cincinnati Communications Picks Net2Phone's Cable VoiceLine Voice Solution

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

Net2Phone, a provider of voice services for cable operators, announced that Cincinnati Communications, a provider of broadband and voice services to residential and small business customers, has deployed its Cable VoiceLine voice solution, system-wide.

Serving the Cincinnati, Ohio market, Cincinnati Communications is one of the nation’s premier broadband over power line (BPL) providers. Apart from offering broadband and voice services, the company also provides direct fiber connections for business and WiFi (News - Alert) hot spots for neighborhoods.

Two services offered by Cincinnati Communications include Cincinnati Broadband and Cincinnati Voice. The Cincinnati Broadband is a high-speed Internet access connection that allows customers to access Internet by plugging their computer into the existing power outlets through a special power line modem. The Cincinnati Voice utilizes VoIP technology to provide telephone service through the existing power lines.

According to sources, Cincinnati Communications was in need of a solution that would to address the increasing demands of its residential client base. So, the company picked Net2Phone’s Cable VoiceLine voice solution.

Net2Phone’s Cable VoiceLine leverages SIP signaling to establish and manage voice calls on high-speed data networks. This solution facilitates network providers to offer residential broadband telephony solutions such as local, long distance and international calling.

In addition, the Cable VoiceLine is a centrally managed and hosted solution that integrates back office systems, including the billing platform, into the operator’s infrastructure. It provides a variety of key advantages to cable, network and BPL service operators, such as lesser capital investment, quick time to market, and the ability to integrate operational data into internal service operator processes.

Thom Jordan, president of Net2Phone Cable Telephony, said in a statement, “We are very pleased to partner with Cincinnati Communications. Net2Phone’s Cable VoiceLine has the advanced features Cincinnati Communications requires to meet the demands of its residential client base. Net2Phone’s Cable VoiceLine is also facilitating Cincinnati Communications’ expansion into the high-revenue business services market.”

R. Anthony Keefe, president and CEO of Cincinnati Communications, said in a statement, "The Net2Phone Cable VoiceLine Solution has enabled us to offer great value to our customers with Cincinnati Voice. Our Cincinnati Voice plan includes unlimited local and long-distance calling in the U.S. and Canada, with a robust set of calling features at no additional cost.”

Keefe added, “Product and service quality are top priorities here at Cincinnati Communications so choosing the right voice partner is important. Net2Phone made the decision easy with their Cable VoiceLine Solution, which is a great value, feature rich and reliable.”

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf