Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services, proudly announced it has been selected as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards winner in Communications Sector Partner of the Year. Comcast was chosen out of an International field of top Microsoft partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.
"We are excited to receive this award from Microsoft," said Bill Stemper, President, Comcast Business Services. "Microsoft's Communication Services from Comcast, with Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Windows SharePoint is an integral part of our Business Class Internet service and truly differentiates us from the competition. Not only does it help small business owners be more productive but they also save money by dramatically reducing their need for communication servers and IT support. It's a proposal worth considering in this difficult economy."
Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of nearly 2,000 entrants worldwide. The Communications Sector Partner of the Year award is given to a communications sector partner that has added business value to customers by deploying new and innovative solutions based on Microsoft technologies in hosting, media and entertainment, or telecommunications industries. The award recognizes a partner whose solution has targeted a customer's business or technical challenge either by identifying a new opportunity or by using technology innovation to address the need.
"Microsoft is proud to recognize Comcast as the Communications Sector Partner of the Year," said Martha Béjar, Corporate Vice President of the Communications Sector, Microsoft Corp. "Comcast is one of the first U.S. service providers to launch Microsoft Communications Services as part of a bundled offer. By combining Microsoft services with Comcast software, customers receive a unique bundle of services to meet their needs."
The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.8 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.