Telia Enhances SD-WAN with Focus on Expanded Market Presence

March 09, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The benefits of SD-WAN are bountiful, and it is this laundry list that is serving as motivation for the growing number of deployments of this transformational technology. Network modernization is not an optional undertaking, what’s in your WAN?

Today, Telia Carrier announced the arrival of an SD-WAN service of its own. Built leveraging Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela, Telia can provide the reliability, agility, control and visibility required to support digital-first operations.  

“We see tremendous opportunities to help global enterprises with their digital transformation journeys through the ‘cloudification of networking’ – using a centralized, unified, cloud-based controller that covers the extended WAN environment, with the support of our backbone as the primary underlay and an award-winning customer experience,” said Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier.

Telia took Europe by storm in 2017 with Telia Company becoming the first European service provider to offer SD-WAN. With today’s announcement, Telia Carrier enhances its offering to European businesses, while setting its sights on supporting organizations in North America and sections of Asia, as well.  

 “SD-WAN has emerged as the connective tissue of the digital enterprise, enabling organizations to deliver applications to users with full visibility, control, security and performance across branches, campuses and clouds,” said JL Valente, vice president of product management, managed services for Cisco’s (News - Alert) Intent Based Networking Group. “Telia Carrier’s new global SD-WAN managed service brings together Cisco’s leadership in SD-WAN and security with Telia Carrier’s powerful internet backbone to give customers an easy to deploy managed solution that keeps remote users secure and ensures a consistent user experience.”

Digital transformation is an inescapable undertaking. It’s cloud or bust these days, with the need for speed, security and reliability front and center.

What’s in your network?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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