January 15th, 2018




A1 Telekom Austria Group joins ngena

A1 Telekom Austria Group, one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading telecommunications companies, headquartered in Vienna, has joined ngena – the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance – as a new alliance partner.

“With A1 Telekom Austria Group an important and strong European telecommunication provider joins ngena to market and deliver our innovative Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution to their end-customers. Besides the Austrian market, ngena can serve carriers and enterprise customers in all relevant regions around the globe and provide them with secure, stable, scalable and easy to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) services”, says Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director of ngena.

Franz Bader, Director Wholesale A1 Telekom Austria Group says:” It is a great opportunity for A1 Telekom Austria Group to contribute to the ngena alliance. By sharing the existing resources of partners on a global scale we can serve the ever more demanding requirements of our customers and we are going to compete with the largest international players. The combination of SDN-technology, full automation and the unique sharing business model of ngena is unmatched. It goes above and beyond other SD-WAN models.”

Since the official announcement of ngena at the Mobile World Congress in February 2016, ngena has seen more than fifteen strong international partners around the globe joining the alliance.

About ngena
Leading international telecommunications companies  have formed ngena, the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance. Founded by Deutsche Telekom, CenturyLink, Reliance Jio and SK Telekom in early 2016, the Alliance has now grown to include several new telecom partners such as A1 Telekom Austria Group, Altice with SFR and Portugal Telecom, Expereo, KPN, Neutrona, Starhub, Telus and PCCW Global plus technology partners Cisco, Comarch and Equinix. The partners share their networks, cloud infrastructure and know-how to build a truly global Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) that is managed via a central technology platform. The result is a new global business network that is easy to use, highly scalable and fast to deploy. With these values ngena is paving the way for a truly globalized digital economy.
For more information see: www.ngena.net

About A1 Telekom Austria Group
A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers, currently operating in seven countries: Austria (A1), Bulgaria (Mobiltel), Belarus (velcom), Croatia (Vipnet), Slovenia (A1), the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and the Republic of Macedonia (one.Vip).
Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of more than 4 billion Euros by year end 2016. Over 18.000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, the third largest wireless services provider in the world, Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.

For further information please visit our Website at www.A1.group/en/home or follow us on Twitter twitter.com/TA_Group

ngena GmbH

Jörg Wassink
Tel.: +49 151 / 23422521  Email: communication@ngena.net

A1 Telekom Austria Group
Barbara Grohs, Group Spokeswoman, A1 Telekom Austria Group
Mob: +43 664 6639693, Email: barbara.grohs@A1.group
Livia Dandrea-Boehm, A1 Spokeswoman
Mob: +43 664 6631452 Email: livia.dandrea-boehm@a1telekom.at