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AVANT Partners with Comcast to Offer Cable-Based Services for Cloud and Colocation Channel
[April 10, 2017]

AVANT Partners with Comcast to Offer Cable-Based Services for Cloud and Colocation Channel

AVANT and Comcast (News - Alert) Corporation today jointly announced an agreement in which AVANT will offer Comcast Business services to AVANT's channel sales partners leveraging AVANT's channel sales enablement capabilities.

This is a natural addition to AVANT's portfolio, offering its channel partners the high-performance network services customers demand to leverage and access next-generation IT services demanded by today's SD-WAN, Colocation and cloud solutions.

"Comcast's continued expansion into datacenter access and speeds, as well as an attractive alternative for redundant network connectivity, makes Comcast a strong fit for AVANT's channel partners," said Ian Kieninger, chief executive officer, AVANT. "By integrating Comcast, we accelerate the channel reach into the mid to enterprise AVANT sales channel. Comcast fiber is the on-ramp to the cloud highway. So, a partnership with Comcast is a natural progression of our evolution as a company."

Kieninger focused on Comcast's network speed and the "tremendous progress" that the world's largest cable company has made in supporting medium and enterprise customers, citing the service provider's seamless integration to major cloud providers, suchas Amazon Web Services and Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure.

"We are pleased to add AVANT as a Master Agent in our Comcast Business Solutions Provider Program," said Craig Schlagbaum (News - Alert), vice president, Indirect Channels, Comcast Business. "We believe AVANT's leadership and success in the industry is a great fit for our partner program. Leading with Comcast Business in many of their accounts who need highly scalable connectivity is the perfect complement to their current services portfolio."


AVANT is a channel sales enablement company and the nation's premiere distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs, to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make more intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

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