Comcast Business Bolsters Solution Set with Masergy Acquisition

August 26, 2021

By Maurice Nagle, Senior Editor

Back in August 2011, Marc Andreessen put forth the argument that software is eating the world. It’s not that he had a crystal ball or even gray’s almanac delivered from the future. Andreessen saw the software-defined reality, and with the rise of SDN, SD-WAN and their siblings, his prediction could not have been more accurate.

Comcast (News - Alert) Business announced a signed agreement to acquire Plano-based SDN and enterprise cloud pioneer, Masergy, putting Comcast in a prime position to better serve large and mid-sized companies with multi-site global operations.

“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, Comcast Business. “We’re excited to welcome Masergy’s employees and leadership to Comcast Business as we bring continued innovation and superior experience to our customers.”

The Masergy footprint represents over 1,400 customers in almost 100 countries, offering Managed SD-WAN, UCaaS, CCaaS and Managed Security Solutions. With its new purchase in tow, Comcast Business can pair the robust Masergy portfolio with its fiber network to deliver efficient and secure network operations.

“On behalf of everyone at Masergy, we are thrilled to join the Comcast Business family and are extremely excited for the next chapter of Masergy. We are confident that together we can significantly enhance our service offerings to businesses of all sizes in their journey to the cloud,” said Chris MacFarland (News - Alert), Chairman and CEO, Masergy.

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

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