Windstream Receives 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award

Windstream Receives 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN),
a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that
TMC, a global, integrated marketing company, has named Windstream as a
recipient of the 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award presented by

The award honors products that demonstrate innovation, distinctive features
and major contributions toward improving technology in unified communications.

Windstream, which serves more than 450,000 business customers nationwide,
provides businesses with a full suite of unified communications solutions,
from VoIP to communications equipment and managed services.

Windstream was awarded the 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award for
its ability to provide customized unified communications solutions for its
business customers. Windstream designed a customized, fully managed Unified
Communications solution for Pratt Industries – the fifth largest box
manufacturer in the U.S. – that allowed the company to connect and centralize
communications among their 72 locations nationwide.

The customized solution designed for Pratt Industries includes Windstream's
award-winning Dynamic IP VoIP solution with SIP trunking capability. The
Unified Communications solution is built upon the Mitel 3300 IP Communications
Platform (ICP)—which is housed in one of Windstream's enterprise-class data
centers—and utilizes Windstream's Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network
to connect Pratt's geographically and functionally diverse locations. The
Mitel 3300 ICP is a highly scalable communications system that provides
enterprise IP PBX capability plus a range of embedded applications including
standard unified messaging, auto-attendant, ACD, and wireless gateway.

"We are pleased to grant a 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award to
Windstream for its commitment to excellence while addressing real needs in the
marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Congratulations to the team at
Windstream on receiving this award, and we look forward to future

Unified Communications Excellence Award winners were published in the November
2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. For more information about TMC,
please visit

About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN) 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. Windstream has more than $6 billion in
annual revenues and is listed on the S&P 500 index. For more information,

The Windstream Corporation logo is available at

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities
in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including
CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is
read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading
source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries.
TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications
event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5;
HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and
more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

CONTACT: Windstream Contact:
         Alice Hartnett

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