Thursday, February 26, 2009

Verizon Business Receives Security Clearance in India

Verizon Business has received approval from the government of India's Department of Telecommunications to operate the company's two international gateways in Mumbai and Chennai, under its international long-distance license. The approval allows Verizon Business to offer its suite of private line services to multinational customers and to activate the company's wholly owned submarine cable capacity to India, providing direct connections to Verizon's global network, one of the largest such networks in the world.

Verizon Business noted that is has begun an aggressive infrastructure expansion in India. Since receiving its international and national long-distance licenses in India in January 2008, the company has deployed a Private IP/MPLS network in five major cities in India: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. Its latest MPLS node will be installed in Pune during the second half of 2009.