Moscow, Russia, 26 April 2010 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announces a further expansion of its network into Russia via a local Moscow point of presence. As the brand sets its sights on the growing demand for telecom services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), its local presence in this geography further reinforces its focus on emerging markets.
Tata Communications owns and operates one of the world’s largest private sub-sea cable networks, enabling flexible and scalable end-to-end solutions backed by strong Service Level Agreements (SLAs). It delivers services to over 1,600 wholesale customers, 10,000 enterprise customers and more than 600 mobile operators – this includes over 100 service providers in Russia and CIS that are serviced from the Moscow office.
"Our expansion into Russia highlights our commitment to extend our global footprint into the emerging markets and deliver an unparalleled global network reach for our industry-leading voice and data services," says Claude Sassoulas, Managing Director, Europe and Africa, Tata Communications.
Multiple services from its Moscow location will integrate seamlessly into the company’s next generation network and IP/MPLS and Ethernet infrastructure for onward national and regional connectivity. The company’s MPLS network reaches 67 countries together with its VNO network that reaches 194 countries.
In addition, Tata Communications serves most of the leading mobile operators in the region with advanced roaming signaling and value-added service solutions. The Moscow node will give operators easier access to the company’s recently launched state of the art IPX (IP Exchange) multiservice framework. This will enable routing of all communication traffic, including voice, IP and signaling solutions, via one IP pipe and will also support end-to-end QoS, security, multilateral connectivity and cascade payments.
Tata Communications is one of the world's leading carriers of internet traffic and is a global Tier 1 IP provider with over 2 Tbps meshed network built on 10G backbones. The company provides internet service providers with access to one of the most dynamically routed and high-performance global IP networks.
By providing high-speed internet connectivity to operators and service providers in Russia as well Latvia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, Tata Communications is enabling the rapid growth of internet usage in these markets.
The company is also pioneering international collaboration services by connecting Russia and CIS to its global telepresence network through a partnership agreement with Kazakh Telecom. The agreement will see connection between the cities of Moscow, Astana and Almaty to its global Telepresence public room network which will have coverage across 35 cities worldwide by the end of 2010.
"We can now offer our global managed network services to companies that are looking to expand into Russia in a much more cost-effective manner and we'll be working with partners to enable Russian companies as they increasingly look to get access to a full world-class solution of telecommunications services" concludes Sassoulas.
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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
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