Tuesday, February 12, 2008

India's Tata Communications Makes Debut

Tata Communications launched as a commercial carrier with world-scale ambitions. The new company integrates the former VSNL, VSNL International, Teleglobe, Tata Indicom Enterprise Business Unit (TIEBU), and CIPRIS brands and represents the culmination of recent major international investments that expanded the company's global reach and ability to deliver IP-leveraged communications solutions to businesses and consumers worldwide.

Shares in Tata Communications are now being traded on the NYSE under the symbol TCL.

The Tata Communications portfolio includes transmission, IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosted data center, communications solutions and business transformation services to global and Indian enterprises and service providers, as well as broadband and content services to Indian consumers.

Tata Communications will leverage a global network of submarine cables coupled with an advanced IP network. The company is in the process of completing additional submarine cable systems connecting emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa to Europe to meet the demands of consumer broadband and enterprise customers over the next five to eight years. Tata Communications plans to invest more than $2 billion over the next three years to further fuel its global expansion plans.

During the last year, Tata Communications has announced significant investments in enhancing network and services capabilities in India, intra-Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The TGN-Intra Asia and TGN-Eurasia cables, complementing the company's existing multi-terabit capacities across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, will ensure diverse and reliable intercontinental connectivity. Data center expansion and rollout of managed services will offer value-added, hosted and customized solutions.

Tata Communications also continues to expand its global MPLS and Ethernet networks to enable scalable and secure connectivity and advanced services. Tata Communications' Wimax network rollout in India will provide customers with high-speed and reliable connectivity to over 100 cities and towns. Additionally, Tata Communications' strategic investment in South African operator Neotel provides a strong anchor to build an African footprint.http://www.tatacommunications.com

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