Comcast Launches SD-WAN

Comcast Business has entered the SD-WAN market with the launch of the Comcast Business ActiveCore SDN platform–which it’s pairing with DOCSIS 3.1-based Gigabit broadband service.

Comcast started its SD-WAN beta trial for enterprise and mid-market customers in May 2017. The platform combines secure IP VPN, application-aware routing and a stateful firewall and features an embedded orchestration capability, to deliver and manage multiple virtualized network functions (VNF). As such, the company said that it plans to add additional ActiveCore VNFs in the near future.

The cable giant has been at the forefront of Gigabit internet, with 1Gbps service already available in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Central United States. The service will be available to the entire national Comcast service area by the end of the year, it said.