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Press Release -- January 20th, 2010
Source: Tata Communications
Tags: CDN, Datacenter, Ethernet, Exchange, MPLS, Submarine Cable

Tata Communications Launches its Largest Indian Data Center at Pune

Planning to Invest up to Rs 500 Crore in Three Years

Pune – January 20, 2010 – Tata Communications, today unveiled its largest data center in the country. Spread across nearly 55,000 net square feet, the data center would offer services including Co-location, Managed Hosting & Storage and a suite of complementary services including Managed Security Services and CDN services. The Pune IDC will reside on Tata Communications’ Tier-1 IP backbone enabling it to provide high capacity Internet, MPLS and global Ethernet services.

“We are very pleased to announce the availability of the Pune IDC for our domestic and global customers. The Centre will provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure for supporting mission critical environments, with advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features to ensure that our client’s critical systems and applications are readily available while optimizing energy efficiency. The Centre has enough resources to double its area to be able to continue to serve the future needs of our customers. The launch of this datacenter is a demonstration of Tata Communications commitment to its India and International customers to support their business needs while providing end-to-end solution for connectivity, storage and hosting capabilities,” said Mr. Sunil Joshi— President, India, and APAC & MENA Regions at Tata Communications Limited.

The Pune data center will serve the hosting, storage and connectivity needs of large enterprises and Small and Medium Business in the region, while also serving as a disaster recovery facility for enterprises that are present in other key business centers across India or nearby countries.

Tata Communications has already invested around Rs 125 crore in the Pune data center and intends to further investment over the next three years to Rs 500 crore based on market demand.

Tata Communications is the largest player in the data center business in India with 42 facilities worldwide spread over nearly 1 million square feet Tata Communications is uniquely positioned to offer services to its customers by virtue of a pan India presence with facilities in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Kolkata and international facilities in Singapore, UK, and USA.

The data centre operations and services are monitored and managed on-site and remotely, from its centralized Managed Services Operations Centre (MSOC) on a 24x7x365 basis and by a team of highly experienced technical, communications and facilities staff.

Pune Data Sheet
Tata Communications Global Facility tour

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About Tata Communications
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multinational enterprises, service providers and 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 400 PoPs, and nearly one million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited), Nepal (United Telecom Limited), and subject to approval by the Chinese government, China (China Enterprise Communications).

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)

Forward-looking and cautionary statements

Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata Communications’ expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Tata Communications’ operations, and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications’ network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company’s communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications’ industry; and, in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications’ control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications’ various filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, updates or alters its forward-looking statements.

Ravindran Subramanian
Tata Communications
+ 91 9223306610

Rabin Ghosh
Vaishnavi Corporate Communications
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