Telefónica Germany is set to connect more than 8,000 sites across Europe for the ALDI retail group. The Munich-based company will launch a sustainable, next‑generation European corporate network, thereby becoming a central partner to ALDI. Telefónica’s solution uses Cisco SD-WAN technology.
“This milestone project allows us to demonstrate our innovative strength and performance in state-of-the-art networking solutions,” said Karsten Pradel, B2B Director at Telefónica Germany. “Never before has there been such an extensive and modern SD-WAN installation in global retail. We are proud to be implementing this for ALDI and to be supporting our partner in the digitalisation of its business.”
The setup and operation of a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) on this scale sets standards that go far beyond the borders of Telefónica Germany’s domestic market: sites operated by ALDI SOUTH, ALDI North and Hofer in 14 European countries will be connected to the new network. Together with Cisco, Telefónica is connecting more than 4,000 sites in Germany alone. This step is further testament to the commitment to drive the Digital Transformation of its business partners.