Comcast launches cloud-based hosted PBX

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), like other cable TV operators, has done pretty well jumping into business services, making as much of an impression in that segment has they have in the residential voice arena.

Comcast Business VoiceEdge

Screenshot: Comcast's Business VoiceEdge page.

Comcast still may face an uphill battle in the business market, but it can improve its lot by continuing to innovate, and it did just that yesterday with the announcement of a new cloud-based hosted PBX service called Business VoiceEdge.

All service providers are trying to figure out how to leverage the cloud, but not all of them are being this aggressive about it. With the new offering, Comcast is looking to help small and medium-sized businesses skip the sizable equipment investment that can come with new voice and unified communications solutions.

The company has launched Business VoiceEdge across most of its 14-state Northeast Division, as well as Chicago, and hopes to go nationwide by the end of this year.

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