Wednesday, June 7, 2006

VSNL Offers Ethernet Connecting North America, Europe, Asia & India

Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) launched Dedicated Global Ethernet private line service connecting major cities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and an extensive footprint connecting 120 cities in India.

Dedicated Global Ethernet offers bandwidth between 2 and 1,000 Mbps with the flexibility to upgrade the bandwidth on an as-needed basis without service interruption.

VSNL International said its service combines the flexibility and features of Ethernet with the proven reliability and high performance of SDH/SONET to create a robust, highly secure, carrier grade Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service.

VSNL is offering a single, end-to-end Service Level Agreement and dedicated global support in every country served. Dedicated Global Ethernet is carried across VSNL's extensive global and India fiber optic infrastructure.

Dedicated Global Ethernet is complemented by VSNL's Global Ethernet over MPLS, which offers point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multiple classes of service for global and India Ethernet WANs. Available now, Global Ethernet over MPLS will be formally launched in the coming months.

VSNL's Global Network spans 4 continents, comprises major ownership in 206,356km of terrestrial network fiber and subsea cables, and offers the greatest diversity to, and within, India.

VSNL is a part of India's Tata Group.


  • In July 2005, India's Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) agreed to acquire Teleglobe International in a deal valued at $239 million.

  • Also in July 2005, VSNL completed its acquisition of the Tyco Global Network (TGN), a state-of-the-art undersea cable network that spanned 60,000 km (37,280 miles) and the continents of North America, Europe and Asia. With the acquisition of TGN, VSNL is now one of the world's largest providers of submarine cable bandwidth. VSNL acquired the network for $130 million (not including the assumption of certain liabilities). In addition to the submarine cables, the Tyco acquisition gave VSNL 30 Points of Presence in 12 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. VSNL also has business operations in Sri Lanka and Nepal and is soon entering South Africa.

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