In the last trading session, the stock price of Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) jumped more than 3% to close the week at $1.98. The gains came at a share 4.74 million compared to average share volume of 4.43 million.

The buzz

Windstream reported that a national urgent care provider has chosen the firm to offer managed SD-WAN, broadband and fiber services that will establish a more efficient, cost-effective and flexible network among its over 60 sites nationwide. The firm designated company after a competitive assessment of numerous national service providers. Joseph Harding, the EVP and Enterprise CMO, reported that healthcare providers witness an incredibly tough IT environment where they need to reduce errors, efficiently manage practices, mass large quantum of patient data offsite and abide by government regulations.

Windstream’s SD-WAN solution is changing how healthcare providers manage and design their networks, and it provides them increased scalability, network agility and optimized performance, and at the same time, it should be achieved while optimizing costs.

The company’s strength of local support team also was one of the factors behind the selection. Integrating a dedicated account executive, sales engineer, project manager and customer advocate, the team confirms that healthcare consumers have the design, implementation and continuous support they require to manage their businesses efficiently.

Harding added that healthcare providers are increasingly choosing Windstream for advanced communications needs due to the ability of company in meeting their requirements to enhance the overall patient experience. The company is also becoming the first choice of numerous healthcare providers following its ability to support current and growing technology needs at different levels, from rural clinics to the urban hospital campuses.

Besides SD-WAN, Windstream provides a full suite of developed network communications and technology offerings like UCaaS, Ethernet, MPLS, Wavelength and dedicated high-speed Internet together with data and voice services such as SIP trunking and VoIP access.

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