Amsterdam-based multinational telecoms group VEON has joined the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena) to deliver global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services to its enterprise customers across markets including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia. ngena was established in 2016 and has more than 15 international members sharing networks, cloud infrastructure and expertise to develop a global SD-WAN managed by a central platform. Eugene Viskovic, chief business officer at VEON, said: ‘VEON is always on the lookout for innovative, secure and easily deployable network services for our multinational customers. Through the shared network of the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance, VEON will be in a position to provide SD-WAN globally … and extend the reach of its shared network to VEON’s unique Eurasian geographical footprint.’
ngena network partners include: Deutsche Telekom, CenturyLink, Reliance Jio, SK Telekom, Altice/SFR/Portugal Telecom, Expereo, KPN, Neutrona, Starhub, Telus, PCCW Global and A1 Telekom Austria. Technology partners include Cisco, Comarch and Equinix.