Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications Partners with Cisco for Network Expansion

Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications has recently made the headlines for announcing a move towards deployment of the new Cisco Carrier Ethernet System in order to enhance the level of services it provides to its customers.


Consolidated Communications provides a wide range of telecommunication services including local and long distance telephony, digital television, high-speed internet connectivity and digital phone services. A representative from the company reported that increased consumer demand for HD television, on demand video along with faster Internet connectivity has prompted a move towards a networking solution that will ensure increased ability and the brilliance of service required to deliver the mix of services demanded by consumers today.

Consolidated Communications based their decision to switch to the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers for their ability to multicast for more proficient video distribution and 100 percent compatibility with the new operating system ‘Cisco IOS XR’.  Another factor behind the switch was Consolidated Communications requirement for IPv6.

Active Network Abstraction, Cisco’s network management was also incorporated to improve operational effectiveness and guide the mechanization of its systems. All this allows Consolidated Communications to remain on top when it comes to superior data, audio and voice services for both residential and commercial users. This was the reason why the company decided to partner with Cisco in order to help it to handle the boost in consumer demand efficiently and effectively.

In the beginning of August of this year, Consolidated Communications financial statements showed that in the quarter finishing 30th June 2011, the company had continued its trend of strong financial performance and expansion in service, showing a solid flow of active cash along with robust dividend payout and earnings-per-share ratios. Not only this, the company has just completed credit facility refinancing and restructuring in order to be in a better position to take advantage of this partnership.