Retelit joins ngena global communications network to boost global reach

Created November 27, 2018
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Retelit, the Italian telecoms and fibre connectivity firm, has joined ngena, Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance), which includes leading data centre services firms and telcos, to extend its network portfolio. The alliance delivers global SD-WAN services to enterprises over a shared network made up of the members’ individual capacity and services, using the cloud and virtualisation.

Federico Protto, chief exectuive officer at Retelit, said: “We have been focusing our strategy on software-defined fibre networks, hyperconverged services and native cloud solutions to ensure maximum infrastructure flexibility. Through ngena’s shared network we are able to provide a truly global SD-WAN platform, further enlarging our service portfolio.”

Retelit’s fibre optic infrastructure covers around 12,500km, connecting nine urban networks and 15 data centres across Italy. The network is interconnected via PoPs in Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris. Retelit is also a member of AAE-1 (Africa-Asia-Europe-1), the submarine cable system connecting Europe to Asia through the Middle East, from Marseille to Hong Kong, owning a landing station in Bari, south-east Italy.

Alessandro Adriani, managing director at ngena, said: “Retelit is one of the most agile telecommunication service providers in Italy. It can now deploy the ngena SD-WAN solution to enterprise customers looking for reliable, secure and fast-to-deploy business networks.”

The Alliance was founded by Deutsche Telekom, CenturyLink, Reliance Jio and SK Telekom in early 2016, and also now includes the likes of SFR, Portugal Telecom, BT, China Unicom, KPN, PCCW Global and Viettel, among others. Technology partners also include the likes of Cisco, Comarch and Equinix.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation