Comcast Biz Beta Testing SD-WAN

Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is beta testing a new software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution for mid-market and ...

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Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is beta testing a new software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution for mid-market and enterprise customers. The company announced the trial at Interop ITX in Las Vegas.

Comcast Business is using the Versa Cloud IP Platform from Versa Networks, a provider of software-based networking and security. The SD-WAN beta trial will continue throughout the summer with the company anticipating a full market launch later this year.

"Our SD-WAN solution pairs a carrier-grade, hosted SDN environment with widely available gigabit service," said Kevin O'Toole, senior vice president of Product Management for Comcast Business. "Together, our SD-WAN and gigabit bandwidth solutions herald a new generation of networking that provides the bandwidth, scalability, reliability and flexibility needed to power the cloud applications that are transforming business operations."

Comcast Business is rolling out Business Internet 1000, a DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit Internet service, for business customers and plans to offer it throughout its service areas. The company also offers multi-gigabit, fiber-based Ethernet services across the country.

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