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Press Release -- April 15th, 2013
Source: Tata Communications

Vinci Park opts for high-speed network connectivity from Tata Communications to connect its 500 sites across France

New connectivity technology from Tata Communications will enable monitoring and security systems to be centralised, helping Vinci Park to deliver highest levels of customer service

New York (NYSE) & Mumbai (NSE & BSE) – April 15th 2013 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, and parking specialists Vinci Park, today announce a multi-year agreement to bring high-speed network connectivity to more than 500 car parks across France. This technology implementation will enable Vinci Park to centrally manage and monitor its facilities across the country.

Round-the-clock monitoring is required to ensure the security of Vinci Park customers and their vehicles. To optimise remote monitoring and management, all 500 Vinci Park car parks will be connected to a central hub, located at the company’s headquarters, providing constant supervision via a state-of-the-art video system. The central hub is able to control the operation of each site remotely by, for example, opening barriers and communicating with customers through a dedicated customer service video telephony system. The system, designed by Tata Communications, will enable Vinci Park to continue providing its customers with a high-quality service, while managing all its business critical applications over a single network.

“We are a leading company in our field, so great customer service is critical for our business. This new connectivity solution empowers us to further enrich the experience we deliver for our customers at each of our sites. Through enhanced access of our business-critical applications and the reliability and speed of the network, we have been brought closer to each of our car parks than ever before,” says Guillaume Martin, CIO, Vinci Park. “The levels of flexibility and breadth of solutions offered by Tata Communications enabled us to align the best system on the market with our unique requirements.”

Tata Communications has designed a bespoke, secure virtual private network (VPN) solution to meet Vinci Park’s requirements across its multiple sites around the country. It consists of MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) and broadband connectivity for the delivery of voice, video telephony and financial transactions. It is centrally managed from Vinci Park’s headquarters to ensure cost-effectiveness, and mixes MPLS and IPSec VPNs on a per-site basis, allowing for tailored solutions for each site. Tata Communications’ certified infrastructure will ensure regulatory compliance and the security of all financial transactions. The inherent scalability of the connectivity solution will enable Vinci Park to add more sites to the network as the company continues to grow.

“The announcement of this collaboration between Vinci Park and Tata Communications represents Tata Communications’s strong focus on the French market” says Claude Sassoulas, Managing Director, Europe, at Tata Communications. “We are proud to support companies like Vinci Park in their business objectives. Our solutions are focussed on matching the unique requirements of enterprises, irrespective of geography, ultimately enabling them to stay competitive in today’s hyper-connected marketplace.”

About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited along with its subsidiaries (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 and 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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