KPN joins ngena

Nov 9, 2017

Netherlands leading telecom & ICT company KPN joins ngena

KPN will extend the global alliance network significantly by adding new geographies

Frankfurt am Main / The Hague, November 09, 2017 – ngena, the next generation enterprise network alliance (, announces today that KPN, the Netherlands’ leading telecom & ICT company, is entering the global alliance. KPN enlarges the reach of ngena’s network, adding the Netherlands to this unique set of telecom carriers, a crucial geography in the enterprise segment.

ngena solutions allow enterprises to benefit from consistent data connectivity services around the globe turning the regional networks of alliance partners into one Software Defined Network (SDN). The architecture is based on sharing the local network assets using cloud and virtualization technology to provide hybrid VPN services. This allows multinational 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, is delighted to share that KPN is joining the alliance: “KPN is a crucial addition to our alliance as they are covering the Netherlands, one of the most relevant European country for enterprise customers. Together with the KPN team, we look forward to serving enterprises with an unmatchable customer experience”.

Michel van Wissen, Executive Vice President at KPN Wholesale says: “ngena offers an innovative and powerful business model for enterprise networking on a wholesale basis, we would like to contribute to, and our customers to benefit from the power of this alliance.”

Since the official announcement of ngena by its four founding members CenturyLink, Deutsche Telekom, Reliance Jio, and SK Telecom at the Mobile World Congress in February 2016, ngena has seen more than ten 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 Altice with SFR and Portugal Telecom, Expereo, KPN, Starhub, Telus, Neutrona 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.

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About KPN Wholesale

KPN is the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in the Netherlands, offering wireline and wireless telephony, internet and TV to consumers and end-to-end telecom and ICT services to business customers. The KPN network, both fixed and mobile, is an open network. KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties and operates an efficient IP-based infrastructure with global scale in international wholesale through iBasis.



Signing ceremony at the KPN office

Signing ceremony at the KPN office in Amsterdam with (from left to right) Marcus Hacke, Founder and Managing Director ngena, Jan-Willem Scheerder, Director Products and Marketing KPN Wholesale, and Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director ngena. Download picture here: Link


ngena - our partner network

Leading telecommunication providers are forming the next generation enterprise network alliance (ngena). Download picture here: Link

Logo of the next generation enterprise network alliance (ngena). Download picture here: Link


Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director ngena GmbH

Alessandro Adriani, MDanaging Director at ngena GmbH. Download picture here: Link


Michael van Wissen, EVP KPN Wholesale

Michael van Wissen, EVP KPN Wholesale. Download picture here: Link

Press contact
ngena GmbH
Jörg Wassink
M: +49 151 23422521


Press contact
KPN Wholesale
Stijn Wesselink

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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