Showing posts with label Tata. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tata Communications brings Cisco SD-WAN to its cloud platform

Tata Communications and Cisco have extended their partnership to enable customised and secure multi-cloud native hybrid network solutions.

The new offering brings together Tata Communications’ IZO cloud enablement platform and Cisco SD-WAN, giving businesses the ability to securely connect any user to any application location, and provide the assurance of application performance needed to support successful digital transformation.

Tata Communications’ cloud and hybrid networking capabilities are underpinned by the company’s global tier-1 Internet backbone and partnerships with major cloud providers, including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba. This means that through IZO SDWAN powered by Cisco, enterprises are now able to offer their employees a secure and reliable user experience for and with cloud-based applications and on premise applications seamlessly in more than 150 countries worldwide.

“We want our customers to be able to harness the power of the Internet and the cloud to transform how they operate, but without jeopardising security or performance,” said Song Toh, Vice President, Global Network Services, Tata Communications. “With our new SDWAN solution powered by Cisco, we offer a fully managed hybrid network service that’s fit for your digital business. It’s a resilient cloud-ready network-as-a-service which can grow and scale as needed, while ensuring predictable and secure access to data and applications.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

MEF18 PoC - MEF 3.0 Inter-Carrier Services and Blockchain Settlement



MEF18 Proof of Concept, 29 - 31 Oct - MEF 3.0 LSO Federated Inter-Carrier Bandwidth-on-Demand Services Through Automated Discovery and Blockchain Settlement. 

PoC Participants:  PCCW Global, Sparkle, Tata Communications, SingTel, CBCcom, Liquid Telecom, Infonas, Clear, and Cataworx.

This group won the MEF18 PoC Silver Award.

Speaker:  Shahar Steiff, AVP, New Technology, PCCW Global.

A typical Communications Service Provider (CSP) owns and delivers a combination of network connectivity, compute, and storage services that are bundled into billable product offerings. It is most likely that such product offerings rely on partner CSPs that use each other’s resources to complement geographical or service capability coverage. To meet its potential, the market needs solutions that will dramatically streamline the commercial interactions between the CSP partners in the supply chain delivering such products. Those interactions typically include establishment of legal and commercial relationships, inquiries about availability of services, requests for quotes, placement of orders, billing, and settlement. As new and ever more complex products enter the market, commercial interactions based on manual intervention and processing using, for example, phone-calls, emails, and fax, will continue to consume significant time, thus delaying the delivery of these high margin services and holding back market growth.

Secure automation of these commercial interactions is highly significant for the availability of services supporting the growth of productivity and the global economy. In the immediate term, demonstrations of automation of billable connectivity/compute/storage services are of great significance to CSPs and vendors of commercial and business platforms.

This PoC provides a powerful demonstration of the dramatic reduction in time and resources required by service providers and partner operators throughout the commercial and business phases of the lifecycle of each service, as well as the ability to offer new products and services with deployment times significantly shorter than the current typical weeks or months. The PoC is based on the distributed ledger paradigm where commercially-sensitive transactions and information are managed using blockchain technology. Although blockchain is popularly perceived as being synonymous with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, blockchain can be used for a large variety of applications of distributed ledgers, including global supply chain verticals. The PoC illustrates the automation of commercial interactions, including product offer discovery, recursive quoting, and blockchain-based settlement and clearing across a network of seven wholesale/transit operator domains.

In addition, automated commercial interactions require machine-to-machine interfaces standardized and designed in such a way that they can be used by most, if not all, the suppliers and customers of these connectivity, compute, and storage billable services. MEF is making progress in standardizing business interaction interfaces (LSO Sonata APIs) which form an important part of this demonstration. These APIs have been combined in this demonstration with smart contract technology in which pre-standardized commercial and business service attributes are captured and expressed dynamically in machine form.  This combination of MEF-defined APIs, smart contract technology, and the secure distributed ledger paradigm based on blockchain technology will enable the dramatic reduction of time and human resources in querying, quoting, ordering, billing, and settlement between stakeholders in the WAN-based services market, as well as the explosive growth of new services based on end-to-end, multi-domain, automation.

Save the date for MEF19, 18-22 November 2019, JW Marriott, LA LIVE, Los Angeles.

https://youtu.be/Lv8IH1ds4uc

Monday, December 3, 2018

MEF18 PoC - Zero Touch SD-WAN + SECaaS + Virtual Cloud Exchange



MEF18 Proof of Concept, 29 - 31 Oct - Zero Touch Automation for SD-WAN + SECaaS + Virtual Cloud Exchange (VCX). PoC Participants: Tata Communications and Fortinet.

Speakers: Nicolas Thomas, Consulting Systems Engineer, Fortinet and Vineet Anshuman, Global Product Manager, Tata Communications Transformation Services.

The PoC goal is zero touch automation for SD-WAN with Security as a Service and Virtual Cloud Exchange for seamless connectivity to public cloud. The idea is to prove that we can operate in a fully automated service deployment in the cloud as well as multiple branches with secured SD-WAN at the same time. This is zero touch and TOSCA model-driven within the LSO Framework.

A typical use case is: a large, regulated mutli-national enterprise wants to do a confidential townhall live. We will deploy the streaming service and SD-WAN adaptations in the branches from one model to allow a good latency and priority on the day for live streaming. Then another model will change the priority for the replay of the video when normal business resumes.

Fortinet is leading the Security-as-a-Service group in MEF. This is part of the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN sub-committee that is helping shape a fully automated, cross-service provider, software-defined federation of capabilities in order for telcos to provide end-to-end protection and service quality to their end customers.

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a 100% subsidiary of Tata Communications Ltd, provides leading business transformation, managed network operations, network outsourcing and consultancy services to telecommunication companies around the world. TCTS delivers operational efficiency, cost transformation and revenue acceleration solutions for all the stages of the carrier process lifecycle, including but not limited to network engineering and design, implementation and operations functions.

Save the date for MEF19, 18-22 November 2019, JW Marriott, LA LIVE, Los Angeles.

https://youtu.be/e8Bf_iPM9hk


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tata Communications acquires Teleena, an IoT specialist

Tata Communications has agreed to acquire Teleena, a Netherlands-based Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity specialist and mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tata Communications bought a 35% equity stake in Teleena in January 2017.

Teleena’s solution is a key part of the Tata Communications’ MOVE platform, which enables enterprises and device manufacturers to capture, move and manage information worldwide through borderless, secure and scalable connectivity. The acquisition gives Tata full access to Teleena’s technology portfolio, including its MVNE platform, its Operational Support System / Business Support System (OSS/BSS) solution, and the expertise of Teleena’s mobility and IoT industry specialists.

“The growth rate in the global mobility and IoT market is phenomenal: by 2021, enterprises’ spending on mobility alone is set to surpass USD 1.7 trillion,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications. “Our vision is to create an environment where anything can be ‘born connected’. Providing everyone and everything in the world with seamless connectivity globally will support businesses’ digital transformation. The combination of the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform, and Teleena’s technology and talent, will help us fulfil this vision, and accelerate our growth in the mobility and IoT market.”

Sunday, February 4, 2018

SD-WAN Video Spotlight - Tata Communications



Enterprise customers desire flexibility, agility, self-service, and clean economics in their network infrastructure. Tata Communications has invested in an SD-WAN that meets these expectations, says
Bob Laskey, Senior VP and Regional Head of Americas, Tata Communications.

See video: https://youtu.be/6fcYxaFDbww


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bharti Airtel to acquire Tata and its 42m mobile subscribers

Bharti Airtel, which currently ranks as India’s largest telecommunications services provider, will acquire the Tata Teleservices' Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) and its operations across India in nineteen circles, representing the bulk of India’s population and customer base. The deal is described as a merger that will be conducted on a debt-free and cash-free basis pending regulatory approval.

Key points:

  • Tata's 42 million mobile customers and the assets of Tata CMB will be transferred to Bharti Airtel
  • Tata's 178.5 MHz spectrum (of which 71.3 MHz is liberalised) in the 850, 1800 & 2100 MHz bands will be transferred to Bharti Airtel.
  • The transaction will also provide Bharti Airtel with an indefeasible right to use (IRU) for part of the existing fibre network of Tata.

Tata and Bharti Airtel agreed to further explore mutual areas of cooperation. Tata is also in initial stages of exploring combination of its Enterprise Business with Tata Communications and its Retail Fixed Line and Broadband business with Tata Sky.

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel, said, “This is a significant development towards further consolidation in the Indian mobile industry and reinforces our commitment to lead India’s digital revolution by offering world-class and affordable telecom services through a robust technology and solid spectrum portfolio. On completion, the proposed acquisition will undergo seamless integration, both on the customer as well as the network side, and further strengthen our market position in several key circles. The customers of Tata will be able to enjoy India’s widest and fastest voice & data network, and bouquet of Airtel’s best-in-class products and services.”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tata Teleservices looks to shut mobile operations in India

It appears that Tata Teleservices is preparing to exit the mobile market in India.

According to TRAI, the national regulatory authority, Tata had 42,094,961 mobile subscribers as of the end of July, down by 1.6 million in only a month.

On Monday, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran told The Economic Times, said the business was in "really bad shape".  It carries a debt of Rs 31,000 crore debt in addition to spectrum liability. It looks increasingly likely that the company will sell off its network assets and cease operations. No timelines were given.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tata Com hires Bob Laskey to head its America's operations

Tata Communications has appointed Bob Laskey as Regional Head of Americas - its largest revenue generator outside of India.

Laskey has more than 20 years of experience with companies such as CenturyLink, Microsoft, Oracle and Accenture. He will be based in Chicago.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Anuta Supports Remote Deployment of Tata Communications’ IZO SDWAN

Anuta Networks announced that its NCX orchestrator has been successfully deployed by the global managed services provider Tata Communications for automating the roll-out of the company’s IZO SDWAN offering across 130 countries.

NCX delivers configuration and policy management for multi-vendor network devices using extensible device and service models. For Tata Communications’ IZO SDWAN, NCX automates Cisco Integrated Services Routers, Cisco Aggregation Services Routers and Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series. In addition to provisioning, NCX collects telemetry from thousands of network elements to provide customers with unprecedented visibility into their network operations.

“Since launching IZO SDWAN, we’ve seen significant interest in this service from our enterprise customers who want to make the most of their cloud deployments, while reducing the complexity of moving to the cloud,” said Peter Juffernholz, Associate Vice President, Virtualized Network Services at Tata Communications. “To enhance the self-service capabilities of IZO SDWAN and enable on-demand service provisioning, including network telemetry driven service assurance, we have partnered with Anuta Networks. The company’s NCX network orchestrator has the breadth and depth of features we needed to automate remote branch deployments for our customers globally.”

“The transition to cloud-centric service delivery including hybrid cloud, presents a great opportunity for managed services providers,” said Chandu Guntakala, President & CEO of Anuta Networks. “NCX with its YANG model driven architecture empowers them to automate complex provisioning and operational flows. It gives me immense pleasure to partner with Tata Communications to accelerate the company’s IZO™ SDWAN deployments.”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Liquid Telecom acquires South Africa's Neotel

Liquid Telecom, a unit of South Africa–based Econet Global has announced that it has completed the acquisition of South African network operator Neotel for approximately ZAR 6.55 billion (approximately $491 million), further expanding its position as a pan-African telecoms company.

Liquid Telecom acquired Neotel from India's Tata Communications and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion. Liquid Telecom joined with 30% equity partner Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH), a community-based South African investment group, for the acquisition, which received regulatory approval from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) in December 2016. South Africa's Competition Commission approved the deal in October.

Established in 2006, Neotel has invested an estimated ZAR 7 billion in its network, deploying national backbone fibre connecting the top 40 cities and towns in South Africa and to over 5,000 businesses. Neotel operates a major, MEF-certified Ethernet network, while Liquid Telecom is a leading provider of Carrier Ethernet services with MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) services certification.

Neotel also operates redundant backhaul fibre to landing stations with access to all five of the international subsea cables serving South Africa - SAT-3, SAFE, SEACOM, EASSy and WACS. It was noted that Liquid Telecom owns significant international subsea capacity, and is currently building a subsea cable linking the east coast of Africa, Liquid Sea.

Over the coming months, Liquid Telecom stated that it plans to make extensive upgrades and expansions to Neotel's network to enable improved high-speed connectivity and deliver services to more customers across South Africa. Liquid Telecom also plans to invest in Neotel's data centre capabilities, which include two Tier 3 facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, adding to its existingEast Africa Data Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

In addition, the Neotel operation will be integrated with Liquid Telecom's pan-African network and extensive fibre footprint to provide access to over 40,000 km of cross border, national and metro fibre infrastructure serving 12 countries, giving Liquid Telecom enhanced reach across Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

Earlier in February, Liquid Telecom announced the completion of its acquisition of Tanzania’s leading ISP Raha. Liquid Telecom noted the acquisition enhanced its East Africa Fibre Ring, which connects Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, with direct connectivity to international subsea cables. Raha operates a 400 km metro network serving the central business district of Dar es Salaam and other areas of the Tanzanian capital, and has a data centre in the city. Raha provides over 1,500 businesses, plus a growing base of retail customers, with a range of connectivity solutions, including fibre, satellite, WiMAX and WiFi.

https://www.liquidtelecom.com/news-events/news/1017-neotel-officially-becomes-part-of-the-pan-african-liquid-telecom-group.html

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tata Comm Sells Data Centers to Singapore's ST Telemedia

Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia) has agreed to acquire a 74% majority stake in Tata Communications’ data center business in India and Singapore for .

The deal includes Tata Communications’ fourteen data centers in key cities across India and its three Singapore facilities. The data centers serve a diversified customer base, including blue chip enterprises in Asia, e-commerce platforms and global multi-national corporations.

ST Telemedia said the acquisition will further expand and strengthen its global data center network to span four geographies, including strong bases in two of Asia’s largest growth markets - India and China.

Tata Communications, which will retain a 26% stake in the businesses, will focus on its advanced managed services portfolio, including IP, cloud enablement and unified communications services.

“This partnership marks another key milestone in STT GDC’s growth. Since ST Telemedia’s initial investment in the data centre business in mid-2014, we have made remarkable progress in building a formidable data centre footprint internationally with strategic presence in key economic hubs to capture industry demand. The latest addition of India to the STT GDC network will be a major impetus to advance the company’s ambition to be a significant global data centre service provider," stated Sio Tat Hiang, Executive Director, ST Telemedia.

http://www.tatacommunications.com/
http://www.sttelemedia.com/

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tata Communications and Net Insight Eliminate Streaming Lag for Live Events

Tata Communications has joined forces with Net Insight, a specialist in the transport of live, interactive and on-demand content, to enable media organisations to manage and deliver live OTT content globally, in complete sync across all devices, for the first time.

The combination of Tata Communications’ Media Ecosystem, including its Video Connect service, and Net Insight’s OTT solution, enables media organisations to manage and distribute a video feed from any location globally to any device, without any delay, for a truly real-time, interactive and social TV experience, and to better monetise high-value live sports and music events. The companies said this solution marks a significant improvement over conventional OTT content delivery, where typically there is a lag of several seconds to even minutes between the live TV broadcast and the online feed.

“The OTT market is growing rapidly, driven by people’s hunger to watch their favourite shows, anytime, anywhere, on any device, but to-date, the time lag with OTT content delivery has prevented its widespread use with live events,” says Brian Morris, Vice President & General Manager, Global Media and Entertainment services, Tata Communications.

http://www.tatacommunications.com/article/tata-communications-and-net-insight-make-live-sports-and-music-events-truly-real-time

Monday, July 20, 2015

Video: Building Interconnects to the Big Cloud Providers

The cloud ecosystem is expanding at an astonishing pace and  Tata Communications is right in the middle it, says Mike Galvin, Vice President, Next Gen.

Tata Communications is focusing on the building blocks for hybrid clouds, including direct connectivity via MPLS or Ethernet to the major public cloud providers. The carrier is also enhancing its global IP backbone to make it fit for business with better predictability and reduced latency.

This video interview also highlights Tata's new partnership with Salesforce and existing interconnects with AWS, Microsoft and Google.

See 3-minute video: https://youtu.be/chTg3v09MR8


Tata Communications Provides Interconnect to Salesforce

Tata Communications, which operates one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network, announced plans to provide direct MPLS and Ethernet connections to Salesforce's cloud CRM solutions.

Through this global partner interconnect agreement, Tata Communications’ IZO Private platform will connect businesses to Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform, giving customers access to a one-stop-shop for end-to-end management that offers exceptional network performance and end-user experience. The carrier said its private network connections will deliver fast provisioning, increased productivity, and better privacy and data protection.

Denzil Samuels, Senior Vice President of Alliances, Salesforce, says, “Companies are transforming the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today’s connected world. Tata Communications is accelerating this shift for its customers with the addition of Salesforce to the IZO™ network platform.”

Julie Woods-Moss, CMO and CEO of NextGen Business at Tata Communications, says, “Tata Communications’ partnership with Salesforce represents another milestone around our IZO™ cloud enablement platform. Our recent, independent research confirms that organisations are experiencing benefits they didn’t expect from cloud services and realizing competitive advantages from cloud deployments. We are committed to creating a global ecosystem that harnesses our extensive global network and enables global organisations to meet the needs of their businesses and drive customer success by adopting the cloud confidently and securely.”

Tata Communications' IZO ecosystem currently consists of over 20 network providers covering 34 countries and serving 85% of the world's GDP. It connects four of the largest cloud platforms, including Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, and over 50 data centers across the globe.

http://www.tatacommunications.com/izo


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Orange Business Services and Tata Communications Announce NNI Agreement

Orange Business Services Tata Communications announced a Network-to-Network Interconnect (NNI) agreement that enable Orange Business Services to expand its network footprint in India.

Specifically, the NNI will enable Orange to utilize Tata Communications’ 120 points of presence (PoPs), extending Orange Business Services’ reach to tier-two and tier-three cities such as Bhopal, Kanpur and Visakhapatnam. The increased domestic footprint of the Orange network in India is particularly suited to support the expansion plans of global multinational customers looking to connect to the farthest corners of India with robust and reliable network services, featuring global service level agreements (SLA) and straightforward billing.

It also includes access to Orange Business VPN – a fully secured and managed network solution that allows data, voice and video to run on the same IP-based MPLS network – from all locations covered by this network agreement.

http://www.tatacommunications.com

http://www.orange-business.com/en

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tata to Take Significant Capacity on Seaborn's US-Brazil Cable

Tata Communications will purchase of significant capacity in Seaborn Networks' cable system between Brazil and U.S.

Larry Schwartz, Chief Executive Office, Seaborn Networks says, "With bandwidth and connectivity growth demand in Latin America at unprecedented levels, we are delighted to have Tata Communications as a strategic partner on Seabras-1. Tata Communications' investment for significant capacity purchase in Seabras-1 is a clear indication of high demand in the market for an express submarine cable route between the US and São Paulo and seamless extension to other geographies in the world."

http://www.tatacommunications.com/


  • In September 2014, Alcatel-Lucent kicked off construction of US-Brazil subsea cable for Seaborn Networks.  A turnkey installation agreement is in force for the six-fiber pair Seabras-1 system, which will boast an initial maximum design capacity of 60 Terabits per second. The Alcatel-Lucent solution to be deployed for this project includes an integrated 100G wet plant of cable and high bandwidth repeaters, power feed equipment, and its 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal equipped with advanced coherent technology and offering unique flexibility to increase direct connectivity between countries.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tata Launches "IZO" Cloud Enablement Platform

Tata Communications, which operates one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network, launched its "IZO" cloud enablement platform for connecting network, data center and cloud resources on a global basis.

The vision behind Tata's IZO network platform is to combine the ubiquity of the public Internet with predictable routing, enterprise cloud connectivity and interconnected data centers.

Tata's IZO ecosystem brings together over 20 service providers reaching 85% of the world's GDP, two of the largest cloud platforms - Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure - and over 50 data centers across the globe.

The key elements of IZO include:

  • IZO Internet WAN -- brings the security, flexibility and predictability of a private network to the public internet - with the global reach of the Internet. Through partnerships with 20 service providers around the world, IZO Internet WAN provides multi-national organizations deterministic routing of traffic with guaranteed end-to-end SLAs and business standard reporting.
  • IZO Private -- connects businesses to cloud service providers via private network connectivity. Tata has a global partnered interconnect arrangement for AWS Direct Connect and Azure ExpressRoute. IZO Private connects businesses to cloud services over MPLS or Ethernet through one single provider globally to ensure network performance.
  • IZO Public -- tags and prioritizes content with guaranteed performance for Tata Communications enterprise customers.  The customer can map different types of traffic to different Classes of service.

"We're taking the necessary steps towards making the Internet Fit For Business™ by bringing a new level of predictability and reliability to the public Internet that does not exist today. This isn't something we can do alone and we're joined in this initiative to bring about a new era of internet, by some of the world's leading ISP and cloud providers as we collaborate to achieve a common goal. Cloud, in every form, continues to transform the way businesses operate, innovate and generate revenue. Our role is to make sure that we're delivering a network that supports and enhances everybody's network cloud," stated Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Communications.

Tata's network reaches more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as  nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide. The company calculates that over 24% of the world's Internet routes travel over its network.

http://www.tatacommunications.com/izo


Friday, May 9, 2014

Tata Tests 400G Long-Haul Subsea Network with Huawei

Tata Communications has conducted a 400G field trial on a subsea network over 6000 km.

The test, which was conducted in partnership with Huawei and Huawei Marine, demonstrated an optical transmission of 400G signals, an industry-first for a submarine cable system of this length.

Huawei and Huawei Marine’s technical solution adopted the modulation format of Dual Carrier Polarisation Division Multiplexing Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DC-PDM-QPSK), an innovative Faster-Than-Nyquist (FTN) compensation and recovery algorithm, proprietary clock recovery technology and Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) technology to address the problems of high-speed signal distortion and unstable clocks. The use of such advanced technology underpins Huawei and Huawei Marine’s significant commitment to investing in research and development to meet the needs of their customers.

"The 400G technology of Huawei & Huawei Marine demonstrates that our existing subsea network asset is capable of supporting future, next-generation transmission technology as shown in the 400G trial. Tata Communications constantly assesses new technology to expand our capabilities and to enhance our ability to support traffic growth demand from our customers," said Mr. Hon Kit Lam, Vice President, International Transmission and IP business, Tata Communications.

http://www.huawei.com
http://www.tatacommunications.com/
http://www.huaweimarine.com/marine/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tata Communications Expands Global Data Center Footprint

Tata Communications continues to build out a fleet of data centers located across its global fiber network.  The company announced strategic partnerships with NEXTDC in Australia, Interxion in Germany and Austria, as well as Pacific Link Telecom (PLT) in Malaysia. These partnerships will enable Tata Communications to extend its current data centre offerings in these regions and to deliver a uniform customer experience across geographies. As businesses go global, the addition of new geographies means customers can now have a single vendor operation and contract for a secure, robust and scalable data centre network.

Tata Communications now has one million square feet of colocation space across the globe.

"As technologies evolve and newer trends like BYOD and video streaming become a central part of enterprise business needs, it is important to have these applications hosted on a global data centre network to provide a uniform experience to the end-user. Additionally, hosting applications in interconnected data centre enables the user to access the data from anywhere, anytime and on any device. Expanding our data centre footprint forms part of our strategy to enable businesses with the most robust backbone for their organisations’ digital infrastructure," stated Srinivasan CR, Vice President, Data Centre Services, Tata Communications.

Tata Communications is the only private subsea cable owner that has 100G deployed across major routes around the world on its own infrastructure. It also has the largest privately- owned submarine cable networks in the world, which accounts for over 20% of the world’s internet routes. It includes the world’s only wholly-owned sub-sea fibre network ring that circumvents the globe.

http://www.tatacommunications.com/

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tata Communications Completes 100G Upgrades to Pacific Cables

Tata Communications completed a 100G upgrade along the TGN-Pacific (TGN-P) submarine cable system that connects the U.S. to Japan and three routes in the TGN-Intra-Asia (TGN-IA) market across Asia. With these upgrades complete, Tata Communications now has 100G deployed across major routes around the world on its own infrastructure -- the first private subsea cable owner to achieve this.

The upgrades on the TGN-P submarine cables – which is the longest segment in route km and believed to be the highest capacity subsea cables deployed in the Pacific – used Ciena’s 6500 Converged Packet Optical platform and GeoMesh solution.  As a result, Tata Communications now offers 100G transport services on its TGN-P submarine cable system that links the U.S. to Japan, a distance spanning 22,300 km. The cable connects Emi, Chiba to Hillsboro, Oregon and Toyohashi as well as Aichi Prefecture to Hillsboro, Oregon. In addition, Ciena’s solutions also supports Tata Communications’ Intra-Asia network, which spans roughly 6,700 km.

Genius Wong, Senior Vice President, Global Network Services, Tata Communications says, "We continue to make significant investments to our global network as we understand that connectivity is one of the most critical backbones in a world where hyper-connectivity has become a part of the everyday fabric of life and business. Investments such as the 100G upgrade to our TGN-Pacific submarine cable and Intra-Asia routes enable us to meet customer demand for high-bandwidth services and applications, whilst ensuring end-to-end network performance for our enterprise and carrier customers across the US and Asia."

http://www.tatacommunications.com/global-ring-network
http://www.ciena.com

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