Today I’m pleased to announce that Comcast Business has completed its acquisition of Masergy – the industry leading pioneer in software-defined networking and cloud platforms for global businesses. This strategic acquisition allows Comcast Business to accelerate our growth serving large and mid-size businesses, in particular those U.S.-based organizations with distributed, multi-site global operations, and bolsters our overall channel distribution strategy.
We’re very excited to officially have Masergy’s outstanding employees and leadership join the Comcast Business family. They bring over 20 years of excellence, innovation and experience in managed networking, cloud and security services and an impressive list of more than 1,400 dedicated customers in nearly 100 countries worldwide. Comcast Business and Masergy have complimentary service portfolios; the blend of which will enhance the value we’re able to bring to market and allow us to amplify our growth instantly and dramatically among global businesses. This, combined with our leading advanced fiber-rich network, will enable our customers to manage their international operations and networks more efficiently.
The combination of Masergy and Comcast Business enables us to offer a full range of fiber, broadband, and software-defined network solutions wrapped in security and managed services to advance today’s multi-cloud businesses. This increase in offerings, value, and resources translates into increased opportunities for our valuedchannel partners.
The combination of more offerings, more value, and more resources for innovation, sales and operations only increases opportunities for our channel partners. We remain a channel-friendly company, focused on building and maintaining our channel momentum.
Integrating our companies and cultures will require significant work and clear direction from our teams. That’s why we will work together with Masergy to establish a set of guiding principles to lead our integration strategy. We’re committed to preserving Masergy’s strategic strengths, focusing on growth, and using our existing tools and processes to move fast. In the short term, our mutual customers and partners can expect their experience to be business as usual.
Together, Comcast Business and Masergy are committed to delivering the same superior experience and innovative solutions to all clients and partners as we work to integrate our teams and portfolios.