Today it has been announced that Comcast have acquired Blueface, Cavell believes this is a very significant announcement https://www.blueface.com/blog/comcast-acquires-blueface/.
I guess what is interesting in the announcement is that this provides Comcast with its own developed platform asset, as well as the Blueface B2B Brand which is established in a number of international markets. Cavell understands Comcast has not acquired the Star2Star business which remains part of the StarBlue Holding Group.
As Comcast are traditionally a Cisco customer, it will be interesting to see what this means for Comcast’s global platform strategy. It is clear that Comcast are going to spend significant resource on developing the platform and in-house capabilities.
Bill Stemper President of Comcast and Alan Foy CEO Blueface highlighted the importance of the platform and future investment saying;
“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.”
“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” – said Alan Foy.
Comcast obviously also purchased Sky at the end of 2016, and it will be interesting to see how they leverage the platform and the Blueface & Sky brands in targeting the European B2B Market.
The great news is Alan Foy and Blueface are Gold sponsors of the Cloud Comms Summit and they will be doing a keynote, so please register for your tickets at http://bit.ly/2NRBTTd to hear more from them!