Wednesday, September 10, 2008

India's Tata Extends Global VPN in Over 150 Countries

Tata Communications officially launched its Global VPN Extended Access Service (EAS), offering VPN access to customer sites that do not require dedicated links as well as those located in hard-to-reach geographies in more than 150 countries.

Tata Communications Global VPN Extended Access Service leverages features of MPLS, IP Security (IPSec) and Virtual Network Operator (VNO) Connect Access Services to provide a managed IPSec access to the nearest IPSec gateway, thereby integrating the site with the customer's VPN for a seamless, secure solution. Tata said its service also provides the ability to create multiple independent virtual private networks in conjunction with its Multi-VPN service. Customers can map any EAS site to any of its VPNs to enable partner or extranet applications.

For non-India based sites, the service also includes the procurement and management of the Broadband Internet Access. Additional features include unified ordering, billing and trouble resolution for the entire solution.

  • In February 2008, 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.

  • Tata Communications' services include transmission, IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosting and storage, managed security, managed collaboration and business transformation for global enterprises and service providers, as well as Internet, retail broadband and content services for Indian consumers.

  • The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 PoPs, and more than 1 million square feet of data center and co-location facilities. The company is in the process of completing additional submarine cable systems connecting emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa to Europe.

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