Mobile World Congress 2018

Feb 26, 2018

Panel Discussion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: "The state of SD-WAN"

Today, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona started, and with it a series of communication activities from ngena. A first highlight were the activities going on at the ngena partner stand at the Cisco booth (Hall 3E30), were ngena is showing a live demonstration of an ngena-powered network. It was a great honor, that even Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, visited ngena MD Marcus Hacke at the Cisco partner booth to discuss the progress that the alliance with Cisco as one of the key technology partners is making.

Chuck Robbins Cisco CEO with Marcus Hacke at the ngena booth at Mobile World Congress 2018

Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO, with Marcus Hacke, ngena MD, at the Mobile World Congress 2018

This said, Chuck was so pleased, that he even sent out this great post below on Twitter:  for us a fantastic recognition of the great partnership between Cisco and ngena!

Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO tweets about ngena

Another highlight on day 1 was the panel discussion at the Deutsche Telekom booth in Hall 3M31 about the “State of SD-WAN”. ngena Managing Director Marcus Hacke participated in this discussion with T-Systems SVP Patrick Molck-Ude and Global Data market analyst Gary Barton and gives a summary of his impressions in this short video here:

If you want to watch the complete 30-minutes video recording of this panel discussion, you’ll find the video here:

Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director of ngena, commented: “The discussion we had so far during MWC18 demonstrate the great interest people are showing towards our alliance. Our business model is perceived as unique in the market and our ability to execute after having seen our demo were rated very positively”.

What else to have in mind for MWC tomorrow:

Tomorrow, PCCW Global and ngena will be hosting a cocktail reception at the PCCWG stand (hall 2, stand G30) to promote our partnership. We would like to invite all interested alliance partners and customers attending MWC to join this reception.

And at the Comarch stand (Hall 5J50), experts will be ready to discuss with you the automated business and operations system and will hold a short presentation every day at 10am and 3pm.

See you tomorrow at #MWC18!

The author

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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