Sunrise joins ngena

Aug 28, 2018

Sunrise is now a partner of the ngena global alliance

Frankfurt am Main / Zurich, August 28, 2018

Sunrise is joining ngena (the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance –, a global alliance of international telecom companies, such as T-Systems, Centurylink, PCCWGlobal, Telus, A1 Telekom Austria Group, KPN and many more.

As a partner of the alliance, Sunrise will be able to use the global SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) to offer Swiss and international customers Ethernet and Internet-based global connectivity services to customer sites and cloud services across the world.

These services will be offered to all companies with business locations in Switzerland and abroad.

The partnership with ngena will make it possible for companies in Switzerland and around the world to obtain global SD-WAN services from a single source, as ngena integrates all the alliance partners’ networks via its central technology platform into one Software-Defined Network. The outcome is an innovative, user friendly, highly scalable and quickly deployable global business network.

Via the ngena ecosystem of partners, the business customers of Sunrise can choose from various options for access designs, access bandwidths as well as SLAs and Sunrise will then manage the connections via the ngena portal both in Switzerland and abroad.

In addition, all alliance partners will benefit from Sunrise’s Internet and Ethernet access capabilities in Switzerland through ngena. This partnership will make it possible for other partners to offer their customers solutions without having to use separate network gateways or conclude individual agreements with Swiss providers.

Robert Wigger, Sunrise’s Chief Business Officer

“Our ability to utilize ngena’s global networks and the associated SD-WAN services will help us further expand our services for internationally active customers in particular and thus enable us to grow more rapidly in the market for business customers,” says Sunrise’s Chief Business Officer, Robert Wigger.

Dr. Marcus Hacke, Founder and Managing Director at ngena

Dr. Marcus Hacke, Founder and Managing Director at ngena, states: “With Sunrise we have won a strong partner that can deliver to our global alliance partners: high-quality access to the Swiss market via its strong local network. At the same time, Swiss customers of Sunrise benefit from ngena’s global SD-WAN, which is available in approx. 200 countries across the world.”

With the joining of Sunrise, the ngena global alliance has now grown to include 19 renowned international partners.

About Sunrise

Sunrise Communications Group AG (Sunrise) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich and is the leading challenger in the Swiss telecommunications market. Sunrise is the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland, offering its mobile, Internet, TV and landline services to private and business customers.

Sunrise offers the best mobile network in Switzerland (connect mobile network test 1/2018) providing the best geographic 4G/LTE coverage across 95% of Switzerland and 99.98% of the population. Sunrise offers 4.5G/LTE advanced with up to 900 Mbit/s in the five biggest Swiss cities already. Sunrise benefits from an 11,800 km nationwide state-of-the-art fibre network backbone. On the fixed side, Sunrise reaches over 90% of households in Switzerland with its fully-invested LLU network. The company offers the most advanced fiber technologies, such as vectoring, FTTS, FTTB and FTTH, thanks to its long-term agreement with the incumbent, SFN and local utilities.

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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, Expereo, KPN, MTN, Neutrona, PCCW Global, Starhub, Sunrise, Telus,  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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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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