PLDT joins ngena

Feb 7, 2019

Philippine-based digital services provider PLDT joins ngena

PLDT will offer global Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services powered by ngena to its customers in the Philippines

Global enterprise customers using ngena services via their local operators will benefit from PLDT’s network connectivity and operations based in the Philippines

Frankfurt am Main / Manila, 07. February 2019 – PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the Philippines’ leading ICT and digital services provider, PLDT Inc., has entered into a partnership with ngena – the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance ( By joining the alliance, PLDT further strengthens its position as the number one provider of fully-managed global SD-WAN services for enterprises in the Philippines. The managed service is supported by PLDT’s most extensive fiber optic backbone, fixed line and cellular network.

PLDT Enterprise Logo

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 24 renowned international partners.

Data connectivity without limits and boundaries

Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of Core Business Solutions at PLDT Enterprise says: “We are very pleased to join the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance. The shared economy model, where we are part of a prestigious list of Global Service Providers, will allow us to fortify our global Software-Defined Wide Area Network. We are also excited to enable our global alliance partners to offer best of breed data connectivity services to their customers operating here in the Philippines.”

Jojo Gendrano, VP & Head of Core Business Solutions, PLDT Enterprise

Jojo Gendrano, VP & Head of Core Business Solutions, PLDT Enterprise

On top of its partnership with ngena, PLDT has also been actively promoting its software defined network to their customers in the Philippines—even partnering with global players like Zenlayer and Cisco, to ensure top of the line service.

Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director at ngena, says: “PLDT is our preferred partner in the Philippines and we are very proud they have become a partner of ngena. All enterprise customers of the alliance will benefit from the innovative and robust SD-WAN services PLDT will be providing in their home market”.

Alessandro Adriani, Managing Director at ngena

About PLDT Inc.

PLDT is the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line, wireless and others – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular networks.

PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.

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, PLDT Enterprise, Retelit, StarHub, Sunrise, Telia Company, 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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Press contact

ngena GmbH
Jörg Wassink
M: +49 151 23422521

Press contact
Ramon R. Isberto
PLDT Spokesperson
Tel.: +63 2 5113101
Fax: +63 2 5113100

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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