Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Telstra Secures Licences in Singapore, Japan, India

Telstra has secured new operating licences in Singapore and Japan, allowing it to own infrastructure facilities and be directly responsible for services delivered to customers locally in both countries. The announcement follows the recent award of three licences to provide customers in India with international long-distance telecommunications and ISP services.

In Singapore, Telstra has secured the licence to own and operate telecommunications infrastructure such as voice and data networks, systems and facilities locally. It will also enable Telstra to build the local backbone required to support its plans for new cable submarine capacity to Singapore.

In Japan, Telstra Japan K.K. has been approved to own and operate large scale telecoms circuits and facilities in multiple cities and prefectures in Japan, along with products and services delivered over those facilities and networks.

In India, the licence will see Telstra begin with services in seven cities - Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune . Mumbai and Chennai will be Telstra’s Indian international gateways connecting into its international backbone network, providing customers with direct routes into networks in Europe and Asia.