Liberty Global Names Versa 'Preferred' SD-WAN Supplier

It's part of Liberty's drive to build its business services portfolio for big enterprise and government customers.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

February 2, 2018

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Liberty Global Names Versa 'Preferred' SD-WAN Supplier

Liberty Global, the international cable networking giant with operations across major territories in Europe, has named Versa as its "preferred supplier" for SD-WAN capabilities.

It's part of Liberty Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LBTY)'s drive to build up its business services portfolio for large enterprise and government customers. SD-WAN is key to that strategy, providing flexible and easily deployable connectivity for enterprise branches.

Liberty's biggest business services unit is Virgin Media Business Ltd. (VMB), part of Virgin Media in the UK. VMB will take the lead in deploying Versa technology for Liberty and launching cloud SD-WAN services, which should be commercially available later this year.

VMB went through a six-month RFI and RFQ process, selecting Versa for innovation and speed for corporate and government customers, Liberty says.

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Liberty expects SD-WAN will help the company expand across Europe, including forays into Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, the company says.

Part of Versa's appeal is it doesn't have legacy tie-in to specific customer premises equipment (CPE), instead having a set of preferred CPE partners, Liberty says.

My colleague Ray Le Maistre has the story on Light Reading -- see Versa Lands SD-WAN Gig at Liberty Global.

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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