Telia Carrier Expands SD-WAN Service

Telia Carrier has launched its advanced SD-WAN service, an end-to-end networking solution that provides superior visibility, agility and control beyond the traditional WAN perimeter, the company said.
Based on Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela, it is the only SD-WAN service in the world where enterprises can attach their WAN overlay to the world´s best-connected Internet backbone network, entirely operated by Telia Carrier.

In 2017, Telia Carrier, via its parent company Telia company, was the first European service provider to launch SD-WAN. The company is now strengthening its offering to meet the growing demands of global enterprises in Europe, North America, and parts of Asia. Enterprises will benefit from Telia Carrier´s unique cloud-scale Internet backbone, ranked number 1 in the world (Dyn Research), as the underlay, which complements the resilient overlay it can build on Cisco´s SD-WAN platform.

SD-WAN continues to attract global enterprises eager to modernize their infrastructure and accelerate their network transformation. While 60 percent of enterprises are planning to implement SD-WAN services by 2023, more than 80 percent are planning to use a hybrid WAN combining MPLS/Ethernet and the Internet, according to Gartner Group. Telia Carrier´s SD-WAN service offers a seamless approach for enterprises that need to balance their dependency on MPLS with Internet connectivity.

This latest offering highlights continued collaboration with Cisco. Last month, Telia Carrier launched a 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)-ready network that is based on Cisco´s cloud-scale NCS 5500 routing platform. The network powers Telia Carrier´s global backbone network, which reaches more than 120 countries.

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