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February 2, 2016

Cincinnati Bell Inc. Expands and Extends Relationship with ETI

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 2, 2016:  ETI Software Solutions is proud to announce an extension of its relationship with Cincinnati Bell Inc. to provide a host of solutions through 2017, including a complex migration of commercial subscribers from T1 copper to fiber.

“ETI already provides automated provisioning for our fiber network that enables Fioptics Internet and entertainment service availability at nearly 400,000 addresses in our footprint,” said Ron Beerman, Vice President of Network Operations at Cincinnati Bell.   “ETI’s software solutions will now manage a growing portion of the commercial side as well.”

The T1 circuit management module allows Cincinnati Bell to automatically re-provision T1 copper records to its existing FTTH technologies.

“This ‘design and assign’ functionality gives Cincinnati Bell the power to provision and manage its inventory in a simple yet powerful manner,” said Chris Beisner, ETI Vice President of Product Management.

ETI was able to deliver this multi-faceted solution in a short time frame and within scope due in part to its solid relationship with Cincinnati Bell and the intimate knowledge of Cincinnati Bell’s network structure and needs. The companies have worked together on several projects that have helped Cincinnati Bell grow its fiber network capabilities, including video, voice and data provisioning via multiple interfaces.

“We are gaining market share because we have invested in the technology and support that we need to offer leading-edge products to both our commercial and residential customers,” said Beerman. “Our history of success with ETI is why we continue to turn to them.”

In addition to IP-based provisioning and support, ETI will also deliver prepaid television capabilities and expand Cincinnati Bell’s OTT platform. An extended technical support and subscriber license agreement was also completed.

“We are pleased beyond measure to be able to assist Cincinnati Bell. It’s a testament to the day-to-day partnership that we’ve developed together over many years,” said Frank Gine, President and COO of ETI Software. “This agreement showcases the power and the scalability of our solution as it applies to a major broadband provider.”


About ETI Software Solutions: A global leader in communications technology and services for over 20 years, ETI Software Solutions delivers the tools telecom providers need to manage complex systems more efficiently, reduce operating costs and ensure optimal quality of service. For more information, visit www.etisoftware.superiorux.com

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.: With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) provides integrated communications solutions – including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and video – that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell effectively owns approximately 11 percent of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which is held in the form of CyrusOne common stock and CyrusOne LP partnership units. CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties and provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for its customers. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com