Retelit joins ngena

Nov 22, 2018

ngena extends global network of alliance partners as Retelit joins

Enterprise customers will benefit from managed SD-WAN services in Italy

Frankfurt am Main / Milan, November 22, 2018 – ngena, the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (, announces today that Retelit – leading telecommunications data and infrastructure services Italian player – is joining the global telecommunications alliance.  Retelit will now be able to deliver global SD-WAN services (Software Defined Wide Area Networks) to its enterprise customers and ngena will benefit from Retelit top connectivity services in Italy and in order to serve the alliance partner’s customers.

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ngena SD-WAN allows enterprises to benefit from consistent data connectivity services around the globe, turning the 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 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 welcoming Retelit – one of the most agile telecommunication service providers in Italy – into the ngena alliance. Retelit can deploy the ngena SD-WAN solution to enterprise customers looking for reliable, secure and fast to deploy business networks”.

Federico Protto, Chief Exectuive Officer at Retelit, says: “Retelit is committed to continuously develop and deploy cutting edge, innovative and secure network services for our enterprise customers. We have been focusing our strategy on Software-Defined, Hyperconvergents and native Clouds solutions aiming to ensure maximum flexibility of the infrastructure and the provision of services without technological and geographical constraints. Through the shared network of ngena, we are now able to provide a truly global SD-WAN platform and so further enlarge our service portfolio. We are proud to be part of such a unique top-class players alliance”.

Since its official announcement at the Mobile World Congress in February 2016, ngena has seen 22 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, British Telecom, China Unicom Global, Expereo, KPN, MTN, Neutrona, PCCW Global, Retelit, Starhub, Sunrise, 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.

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About Retelit

Retelit is a major Italian provider of data and infrastructure services to the telecommunications market, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 2000.  The company’s fiber optic infrastructure covers approx. 12,500 kilometers, connecting 9 Urban Networks and 15 Data Centers across Italy.  It has over 3,678 On-Net sites, of which 2,438 customer sites, 737 telecommunication towers, 448 cabinets and 40 Data Centers reached. The Retelit network also extends beyond Italy with connections to the largest European PoP’s, including Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris.  Retelit is a member of AAE-1 (Africa-Asia-Europe-1), the submarine cable system connecting Europe to Asia through the Middle East, reaching 19 Countries, from Marseille to Hong Kong, owning a landing station in Bari. These valuable assets make Retelit a perfect technological partner for TLC and ICT operators and businesses, providing on demand a complete range of high-quality, reliable and safe solutions ranging from ultra-broadband connectivity to Data Center services

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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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