VEON joins ngena

Jan 29, 2018

ngena further extends global network of alliance partners

Enterprise customers will benefit from managed SD-WAN services in new ge-ographies such as Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, as VEON joins ngena

Frankfurt am Main / Amsterdam, January 29, 2018 – ngena, the next generation enterprise network alliance (, announced today that VEON Ltd. (“VEON”), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services serving more than 235 million customers, is joining the global telecommunications alliance. By joining ngena, VEON will deliver global Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) to its enterprise customers in Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

ngena solutions allow enterprises to benefit from consistent data connectivity services by merging the networks of alliance partners into one global Software-Defined Network (SDN). The architecture is based on sharing the local network assets using cloud and virtualization technologies to provide hybrid VPN services. This allows enterprise customers of each member of the alliance to have a global data connectivity network which is secure, stable, scalable and easy to use, while being supported by the local access and local care of each alliance member.

Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director at ngena, says: “We are really delighted that VEON, one of the telecommunication service market leaders, is joining ngena to offer our SD-WAN services to its enterprise customers. VEON can leverage the ngena solution in many interesting geographies, thereby offering their enterprise customers secure, easy to set-up and rapidly deployed business networks”.

Eugene Viskovic, Chief Business Officer at VEON, says: “VEON is always on the lookout for innovative, secure and easily deployable network services for our multinational customers. Through the shared network of the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance, VEON will be in a position to provide SD-WAN globally. VEON is proud to join ngena and extend the reach of its shared network to VEON’s unique Eurasian geographical foot-print.”

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Since its official announcement at the Mobile World Congress in February 2016, ngena has seen more than 16 strong international partners around the globe joining the alliance.

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, Expereo, KPN, Neutrona, Starhub, Telus, PCCW Global and VEON 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.

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Jörg Wassink

From August 2017 until June 2019, Jörg was the Head of Marketing at Frankfurt-based telecommunications start-up ngena, the ‘Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance’, where he is responsible for building a global brand for the international telco alliance. Before joining ngena, he worked as Head of Communications Central Europe at British Cloud software vendor Sage Group plc for more than 10 years. From 2004 to 2007 he acted as Director Internal & External Communications at British telco operator COLT Telecom. Jörg, who holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, started his career as a journalist for the German IT-business magazine iCONOMY. 

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