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Press Release -- March 5th, 2014
Source: Tata Communications

Tata Communications signs agreement with Turkcell Superonline to deploy MPLS PoP in Turkey

Partnership with Turkcell Superonline enables improved connectivity to Turkey and the rest of the world

Turkey – March 5th 2014 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, and Turkcell Superonline, Turkey’s innovative telecom operator, have signed a collaboration agreement to set up a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) node in Istanbul. This collaboration strengthens the reach of Tata Communications’ global MPLS network and brings direct and robust connectivity to global and regional businesses into and out of the region.

This partnership will enable businesses in Turkey, and adjoining countries where Turkcell Superonline has established cross-border fibre connectivity, to connect to Tata Communications’ global MPLS and Ethernet networks. Other value-added services such as video conferencing and managed security can also be accessed through this point-of-presence (PoP).

Radwan Moussalli, Managing Director and Regional Head, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Tata Communications says, “We have a long-standing partnership with Turkcell Superonline and this new MPLS node in Istanbul is the latest expansion to our global connectivity reach around the world. It not only provides the Middle East with a gateway to developed markets around the world, but also fosters enhanced trading relationships with geographies such as Africa and South East Asia using Tata Communications’ extensive global network reach.”

Emre Erdem, Managing Wholesale Director, Turkcell Superonline says, “Strategic partnerships with global players such as Tata Communications are central to our strategy to provide resilient and reliable connectivity in region. We have invested in creating a 32,000 km fibre network within the country to transform the traditional silk route into the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe into a ‘fibre expressway’. Our in-country network, together with Tata Communications’ global network footprint provides enhanced world-class connectivity to our customers.”

Tata Communications operates the world’s largest wholly owned subsea cable network and a Tier 1 IP network, providing connectivity to over 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs.

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 Communications 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, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre 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.

About Turkcell Superonline 
Turkey’s innovative telecom operator, Turkcell Superonline, continues its fiber optic infrastructure investments without any let up in speed.
Turkcell Superonline is the first telecom operator in Turkey to offer households Internet connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.

It offers its corporate and individual customers voice, data, broadband Internet access, wholesale voice traffic, transmission, datacenter, cloud computing, and value added services.

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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