Comcast Business to acquire SDN and cloud player

Comcast Business to acquire SDN and cloud player

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Comcast Business has signed a deal for an undisclosed sum to acquire Masergy, a Texas-based player focused on software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud platforms for global enterprises.

Masergy has more than 20 years of experience in managed network, cloud and security services, with more than 1,400 customers in 100 countries. Its offerings include managed SD-WAN, unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS), call-centre-as-a-service (CCaaS) and managed security products.

Comcast Business says the acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other standard conditions, is aimed at further boosting its ability to serve large and mid-sized firms – especially US-based organisations with multi-site global operations.

The company adds that the combination of Masergy’s services with its own advanced fibre network will enable customers to manage their international operations and networks more efficiently.

“Masergy provides a perfect complement to our portfolio of enterprise services and solutions, and will allow us to instantly and dramatically amplify our growth in the global enterprise market,” said Bill Stemper, president of Comcast Business.

Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, added: “We are confident that together we can significantly enhance our service offerings to businesses of all sizes in their journey to the cloud.”