Cincinnati Bell (News - Alert) has formed a new subsidiary, Evolve, to offer businesses of all sizes VoIP,cloud-based phone and data services.
Evolve offers service packages that combine local and long-distance phone services, high-speedInternet, MPLS access and conferencing. The company’s products fit into two buckets. One, called Emerge, is a cloud-based solution through which businesses can completely replace their existing phone systems. The other group of services, marketed under the name Evantage, interface with a customer's new or existing telephone system."With Emerge and Evantage, we have packaged the latest technology to offera flexible, reliable, and affordable set of services," says Mike Herrmann,director of product management for Evolve.
Customers can control their services via a Web portal. And the services all feature dynamic bandwidth allocation, so all of a customer’s bandwidth is made available for data or Internet traffic when the phone system is not in use.
"Our customers tell us that they need help to determine the best solution for their business - they know they need to migrate to a VoIP-based service, but want to do so at their own pace," says Greg Wheeler, sales vice president. "Customers can meet with our experts at no charge, see ademonstration of the products in action and customize the right solution to meet their business needs – all at an affordable price."Evolve offers services in Columbus, Ohio; Louisville, Ky. and Indianapolis, In., where the company is headquartered. The company plans to expansion elsewhere in the Midwest over thenext several years.
Edited by Juliana Kenny