Comcast Business (CMCSA) has created a business unit for Fortune 1000 companies. 

The voice, Internet and data services provider this week launched its Enterprise Services team, a business group that will offer managed services to companies with locations nationwide.

Technology industry veteran Glenn Katz will lead the Enterprise Services unit; he previously served as CEO of data network services company SageNet (formerly Spacenet).

Comcast Business noted that its Enterprise Services unit will provide several managed enterprise solutions, including:

  • Broadband.
  • Ethernet.
  • Voice.
  • Router.
  • Security. 
  • Business continuity.
  • Wi-Fi.

In addition, Comcast Business said its new product portfolio will be branded "Managed Enterprise Solutions," and its Enterprise Services team will design, build, implement and manage customized communications networks for large enterprise customers. 

"We're committed to expanding and enhancing our offerings for businesses of all sizes, and having the expertise, tools and portfolio in place to deliver customized service packages to nationwide enterprises is a key part of our growth strategy," Comcast Business President Bill Stemper said in a prepared statement. "Large companies need a provider who can help them manage complex networks, develop business continuity plans and integrate cloud-based applications. Our entry into this segment of the market will introduce new innovation and choice."

Comcast Business also has acquired Ohio-based technology services company Contingent Network Services to support its Enterprise Services team. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"Contingent's mission is to provide clients with high-quality, cost-effective network and deployment services wherever and whenever needed for reliable communications across an enterprise, and we couldn't be more excited for them to join our team," Katz said. 

Comcast Business is the largest cable provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the United States and has an annual run-rate of more than $4.5 billion.

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