China Unicom Global joins ngena

Sep 10, 2018

China Unicom Global joins ngena

China Unicom Global will offer ngena’s Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) services to its global customer base

ngena customers from all over the world benefit from high-class network connectivity to their operations in China

Frankfurt am Main / Hong Kong, September 10, 2018 – China Unicom Global ( announced today to join ngena – the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance. By becoming a member of the global telecommunications alliance, China Unicom Global will be offering ngena’s fully managed SD-WAN services to its enterprise customers. In addition, all ngena alliance members will benefit from selected high-quality Ethernet and Internet based wholesale access services in China.

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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 over 20 renowned international partners.

ngena Alliance Logos - 10-09-2018

Data connectivity without limits and boundaries

Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director at ngena, says: “With China Unicom Global becoming ngena’s partner, enterprise customers of all ngena alliance partners will benefit from the Software-Defined Wide Area Network services China Unicom Global is providing in their home market. In addition, we are extending our global reach to one of the biggest markets in the world, thus being able to offer our highly automated network services to our customers’ premises in China”.

About China Unicom Global Limited

China Unicom Global Limited (“CUG”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong. With 30 worldwide subsidiaries and 112 overseas Point-of-Presences (PoPs) in 70 countries/regions, CUG endeavors on global business development, operation and servicing outside Mainland China, providing reliable end-to-end global integrated services and solutions, including global connectivity services, internet access, ICT services, cloud, internet of things, video conferencing, unified communications, and premium voice and mobility services for both local and global customers.

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About ngena

The Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena) is an alliance of leading international telecommunication companies. Originally founded by Deutsche Telekom, CenturyLink, Reliance Jio and SK Telecom in early 2016, the alliance has meanwhile grown to include A1, Altice with SFR and Portugal Telecom, China Unicom Global, Expereo, KPN, MTN, Neutrona, Starhub, Sunrise, Telus, PCCW Global, VEON and Viettel along with 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) managed via a central technology platform. The outcome is an innovative, user friendly, highly scalable and quickly deployable global business network. With these characteristics, 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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