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Press Release -- February 7th, 2013
Source: Tata Communications

Tata Communications extends managed services offering to support mobile industry migration to 4G

Mobile broadband enablement framework offers new monetisation opportunities for mobile network operators

New York (NYSE) & Mumbai (BSE) – February 7th, 2013 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, today announces the expansion of its managed services for mobile network operators (MNOs) looking to grow their mobile broadband offering as 4G continues to gather pace globally.

Tata Communications is supporting MNOs around the globe with one of the industry’s widest reaching service offerings for mobile broadband enablement. Building on its extensive portfolio of mobile services, including IPX+ connectivity, voice, messaging, and signalling, the company has introduced two new solutions – the Virtual Private Roaming Hub which consolidates roaming operations and the LTE Roaming Service to streamline roaming for 4G networks. Tata Communications is also launching the Managed SMS Firewall to protect MNOs and consumers against mobile spam.

With the accelerated growth in mobile data spurred by greater smartphone proliferation, MNOs are looking for ways to generate increased revenue, reduce customer churn and ensure service continuity as they migrate to 4G. Tata Communications’ managed services simplify the interconnection of MNO communities, ensuring smoother end-to-end service delivery and management across networks, resulting in quality and efficiency gains. Tata Communications’ interworking across the mobile ecosystem ensures faster time to market for new services and lower total cost of ownership for MNOs.

“Mobile broadband presents unique opportunities for mobile operators to rethink their business and service delivery models in order to address the challenges of data growth and fierce competition”, says Tim Sherwood, Vice President, Mobile Segment Strategy, Tata Communications. “What we bring to the market is a comprehensive, yet modular, managed services framework which efficiently empowers mobile operators to generate revenue from new services, capabilities and business models – many of which are supporting evolving customer demands.”

Helping to manage roaming arrangements for MNOs so they can offer best value and achieve optimal returns, Tata Communications is introducing the Virtual Private Roaming Hub and LTE Roaming Service. The Virtual Private Roaming Hub delivers increased efficiencies by consolidating roaming operations across a community of MNOs, creating economies of scale.

As LTE adoption ramps up, Tata Communications’ LTE Roaming Service ensures service continuity while simplifying LTE roaming interconnection across MNOs. With Diameter Signalling eXchange for authentication and policy control and IPX Connect for data roaming and delivery, LTE Roaming further compliments Tata Communications’ extensive experience as the largest mobile signalling inter-provider network as well as a leading global data network.

Tata Communications also introduces the Managed SMS Firewall which protects MNO networks against fraud and spam generated by international SMS. With always-on SMS threat monitoring and protection, based on MNO-set policies for spam traps and content filtering, Managed SMS Firewall detects, alarms, and blocks threats to protect mobile networks and subscribers.

Tata Communications’ managed solutions are delivered through an IPX+ converged interconnect platform across mobile networks to manage end-to-end delivery of multiple services over IP, including voice, video, messaging, roaming and signalling.

Tata Communications will be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 25th – 28th, 2013. The team will be discussing the extension of its managed services portfolio, as well as other key developments in the mobile broadband space. You can find its stand in hall 2, stand 2B85.

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 multi-national 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 and territories across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 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 South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited)

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, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

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