Frankfurt am Main / Stockholm / Helsinki, January 24th, 2018 – Stockholm-based Telia Company AB (www.teliacompany.com), an international telco provider serving millions of customers with innovative telecommunications services in an ever increasing digitalized world, has announced today to join ngena – the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (www.ngena.net). By becoming a member of the global telecommunications alliance, Telia Company will be offering ngena’s fully managed SD-WAN services to its enterprise customers. In addition, all alliance members will benefit from selected high quality Ethernet and Internet based wholesale access services in the Nordic and Baltic regions, which shall be immediately available in the ngena portal.

ngena provides enterprises with consistent data connectivity services, integrating all the alliance partners’ networks into a single global Software-Defined Network (SDN). Using state-of-the-art cloud and virtualization technologies from ngena’s strategic technology partner Cisco-Viptela, the alliance offers end-to-end managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networks. The combination of this technology with the alliance’s operating model and ecosystem gives customers of the alliance members access to secure, stable, scalable and easy-to-use global corporate networks, and provides high-quality local customer care.

Since ngena’s four founding members – CenturyLink, Deutsche Telekom, Reliance Jio and SK Telecom – made their official inaugural announcement at the Mobile World Congress in February 2016, the global alliance has now grown to include 20 renowned international carriers.

Data connectivity without limits and boundaries

Pernilla Wikman, Head of Global Business at Telia Company, says: “Enterprises need modern data connectivity services without limits and boundaries. We are expanding our global Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) portfolio by joining the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena) and by that we will be able to address our customers needs in an even higher grade.“

Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director at ngena, says: “The enterprise customers of all ngena partners will benefit from the world-class access services that Telia Company is providing in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Similarly, Telia Company’s enterprise customers will be able to leverage ngena’s SD-WAN solution and its global alliance coverage”.

ngena extends its global data center infrastructure to Finland

Alongside with this agreement, ngena announces that it will operate one of its data center hubs at the newly opened Telia Helsinki Data Center. 

ngena Managing Director, Alessandro Adriani comments: “The opening of a core ngena network hub in the newly opened Telia Helsinki Data Center is further evidence, that we are completely convinced by the professionalism of the Telia Company team and the leading edge technology, dense carrier connectivity and best-in-class environmental efficiencies”. 

About Telia Company

We’re Telia Company, the New Generation Telco. Our approximately 20,000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. With a strong connectivity base, we’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 – on their terms. Headquartered in Stockholm, the heart of innovation and technology, we’re set to change the industry and bring the world even closer for our customers. Read more at www.teliacompany.com

About ngena

Leading international telecommunication companies are forming 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, Altice with SFR and Portugal Telecom, British Telecom, China Unicom Global, Expereo, KPN, MTN, Neutrona, PCCW Global, Retelit, Starhub, Sunrise, Telia, Telus, VEON and Viettel, 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.