Hawaiian Telcom parent brings IT consulting brand to islands

CBTS Hawaii

Hawaiian Telcom’s parent company, Cincinnati Bell, is deploying its CBTS consulting company in the Aloha State. Hawaiian Telcom Senior Vice President Kevin Paul will lead the new CBTS office in Hawaii.

CBTS already serves over 3,000 IT clients across the country, delivering enterprise-class communications, cloud, infrastructure, and consulting services. Like Hawaiian Telcom, CBTS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell.

CBTS has more than 1,800 employees nationwide, including 800 certified engineers. Its technology partners include Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, and IBM. As part of this new office, some Hawaiian Telcom employees have become CBTS employees, Hawaiian Telcom spokesperson Ann Nishida Fry tells HawaiiTech.com.

Kevin Paul

“I am excited to lead this new initiative that will leverage Hawaiian Telcom’s fiber network and bring CBTS’ cutting-edge IT solutions to enterprise organizations across Hawaii,” Paul said in a statement. “CBTS offers the agility, flexibility, and customer focus of a smaller company, coupled with the ability to deliver the resource scale and capabilities required by large organizations.”

Joining forces with CBTS enables Hawaiian Telcom to tap into the depth and breadth of CBTS’ experience while leveraging its established relationships and reputation as a trusted technology expert in Hawaii. Hawaiian Telcom’s sales team, led by Jason Fujita, Vice President of Sales, will work closely with the CBTS Hawaii team and continue to serve local businesses.

“CBTS’ scale and experience enhance our ability to serve our business customers,” said Fujita. “Early collaborations have resulted in transformative projects such as modernizing corporate IT and cybersecurity, which strengthen our role as ‘Hawaii’s Technology Leader.'”

“CBTS looks forward to helping enterprise organizations in Hawaii drive business outcomes through our cloud, communications, infrastructure, and consulting solutions,” CBTS Chief Operating Officer Jeff Lackey said. “Like our colleagues at Hawaiian Telcom, CBTS is committed to delivering clients with an outstanding customer experience. We are delighted to partner with Hawaiian Telcom, and to have Kevin Paul, who is engaged in the local business community, leading this effort.”

To learn more about the CBTS launch in Hawaii, please visit hawaiiantel.com/cbts.

About CBTS

CBTS serves enterprise and midmarket clients in all industries across the United States and Canada. From Unified Communications to Cloud Services and beyond, CBTS combines deep technical expertise with a full suite of flexible technology solutions that drive business outcomes, improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk, and reduce costs for its clients. For more information, please visit www.cbts.com.

About Hawaiian Telcom

Hawaiian Telcom, established and headquartered in Honolulu since 1883, offers a full range of services to business and residential customers including Internet, video, voice, wireless, data network solutions and security, colocation, and managed and cloud services – all supported by the reach and reliability of its next generation fiber network and 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. With employees statewide sharing a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering superior service, Hawaiian Telcom is proud to be Hawaii’s Technology Leader. For more information, visit hawaiiantel.com.

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