Comcast on Tuesday announced the launch of Comcast Business Mobile, a new service designed to provide small businesses with flexible data options and access to more than 20 million Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots.
The service provides Comcast Business Internet customers with up to 10 toll-free line access lines. Customers also have the ability to mix and match the two plan data options across multiple lines.
The unlimited data option starts at $ 24 per line, per month with 10 lines and is best suited for employees working in the field away from reliable WiFi. Customers can also pay by the piece, with incremental prices based on usage. This option is ideal for teams in places with more WiFi coverage and less cell use, Comcast said.
Comcast has stated that the service is available exclusively to Comcast Business Internet customers in all Comcast Business service areas.
Business services are among the fastest growing segments within the Comcast cable unit. Comcast Business offers managed Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, voice, TV and enterprise services. The company stepped up its focus on the work-from-home market at the onset of the pandemic and, last June, launched Comcast Business At Home, a business-grade home-based offering separate from the home network for employees working remotely. The service allows companies to provide and manage a dedicated Internet connection for their remote employees, with additional tools for mobility and security.
In October, Comcast partnered with HPE’s Aruba to launch a new virtual private network (VPN) service designed to provide remote workers with a secure connection to their corporate network. The VPN is powered by the Aruba Edge Services (ESP) platform. When combined with Comcast’s Managed VPN Aggregator service at a commercial site, businesses can connect home devices, such as laptops, desktops, VoIP phones, and printers, to the corporate network.