Philippine-based technology provider PLDT Enterprise has partnered with the next generation enterprise network alliance (ngena).
This partnership will allow the business to offer global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services powered by ngena to its customers in the Philippines.
Ngena was founded in 2016 by CenturyLink, Deutsche Telekom, Reliance Jio and SK Telecom, and since then has grown to a global alliance of 24 international partners.
Furthermore, global enterprise customers using ngena services via their local operators will benefit from PLDT’s network connectivity and operations based in the Philippines.
“We are very pleased to join the next generation enterprise network alliance,” said Jojo Gendrano, head of core business solutions at PLDT Enterprise. “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."
Ngena provides enterprises with consistent data connectivity services, integrating all the alliance partners’ networks into a single global software-defined network (SDN).
Furthermore, by leveraging cloud and virtualisation 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 access to "secure, stable, scalable and easy-to-use" global corporate networks, in addition to "high-quality" local customer care.
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.
“PLDT is our preferred partner in the Philippines and we are very proud they have become a partner of ngena,” added Alessandro Adriani, managing director, 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.”