Comcast acquires UCaaS provider Blueface
Comcast has completed the acquisition of Blueface, a Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) provider based in Ireland.
[Left to right: Bob Victor, senior vice president of Comcast Business; Alan Foy, CEO of Blueface; Bill Stemper, president of Comcast Business]
Through the deal Comcast adds Blueface’s proprietary and fully customisable cloud voice unified communications platform to it Business’s portfolio, which is made up of business-grade solutions, helping to provide companies with the ability to communicate and collaborate seamlessly and globally.
“The addition of Blueface’s Unified Communications (UC) solution to the Comcast Business portfolio will provide customers access to industry-leading audio and video tools to connect employees across devices and locations,” said Bill Stemper, president of Comcast Business. “Whether connecting within a company or directly to customers, Blueface technology, powered by Comcast Business, will provide businesses a seamless communications experience. We look forward to delivering innovative solutions that enable businesses to help power employee productivity and extraordinary customer experiences in 2020 and beyond.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Blueface will continue to operate as it is currently, only as a unit within Comcast Business. In addition, both Comcast and Blueface have committed to creating jobs in Dublin and will be hiring across software development, engineering, program management, and sales in due course.
“Blueface is the only truly global Unified Communications-as-a-Service platform that can equip service providers with a customised unified communications solution for businesses large and small,” added Alan Foy, CEO of Blueface. “We are thrilled to join Comcast and work with the Comcast Business team to invest in and scale our technology roadmap to create compelling B2B product offerings. Together, we will enable businesses to connect better with an unmatched network and suite of communication tools that enable improved employee productivity.”
No details of the transaction has been given.