Windstream Selects Velankani Communications Technologies and Network Design Decisions for Access Network Transformation and Optimization

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NOCPlan™ will help Windstream dramatically improve utilization of its network assets.

Velankani Communications Technologies Inc. (Velankani), a preferred reseller of Network Design Decisions, Inc. (NDDI), announced today that Windstream has selected NDDI’s NOCPlan™ FTTx planning software as a key part of their Access Network Optimization Program. Windstream’s access network transformation initiative is driving the modernization of networks and facilitating the deployment of new technologies and increased bandwidth for network coverage. Velankani’s professional services & NDDI’s platform will help Windstream dramatically improve utilization of its network assets which includes leveraging existing copper assets as well as planning new fiber construction.

“The tremendous growth in bandwidth utilization continues to drive expanding demand in operators’ networks,” said Raj Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Velankani Communications and Network Design Decisions, Inc. “In this case, it is driving the need for network optimization software to leverage existing access network assets to the fullest. With NOCPlan, Windstream is able to prioritize capital spending to get the highest return on investment, and accomplish this in a fraction of the time previously required using the legacy manual planning methodology.”

To improve their Customer Quality of Experience, operators need a clear, vendor-agnostic planning solution that correlates their network with marketing data from billing and customer care systems, all in one place. NOCPlan’s output allows Windstream to implement this capability.

About Windstream
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

About Velankani
Velankani has provided solutions for telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers for over 25 years. Velankani Communications Technologies, Inc., delivers carrier-grade solutions that are deployed in large networks and then upgraded through multiple releases. We understand real network behaviors and possess the subject matter expertise needed to make the correct technology, design and tool choices. For further information, visit us at http://www.velankani.com.

About NDDI
Network Design Decisions Inc. (NDDI) offers a unique network planning and design product enabling service providers and communities to explore the access network design options – quickly and inexpensively. The result is a network design and growth roadmap, specific to the needs and priorities of the service provider, at a fraction of the cost of traditional consulting engineers. For further information, visit us at http://www.nocplan.com.

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