Leading analyst firm evaluated companies based on ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’ globally
Mumbai – April 1st 2014 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, has been positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service providers for the first time. The Magic Quadrant evaluates companies based on ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’.
According to Gartner, “The number of organisations requiring global networking services continues to grow, due to globalisation and the growing adoption of cloud services, which are often hosted in different markets from the point of consumption. Organisations’ appetite for more bandwidth shows no signs of diminishing, with video machine-to-machine communications and big data, coupled with IT centralisation, as the primary drivers. Reliability and performance control are growing in importance as business processes become ever more IT-dependent; in addition, IT architectures (such as thin-client computing) place ever greater reliance on the network.”
Sumeet Walia, Head of Global Enterprise Business, Tata Communications, says, “Through the years, we’ve made several investments in our network infrastructure and services; I believe this leaders’ position is a substantial achievement which truly represents how far we have come. I also believe this report shows our strategic roadmap in terms of network and managed service capabilities; our strength in both, developed and emerging markets such as Africa, the Middle East and Asia/Pacific; and our focus on customer experience.”
Tata Communications’ strategy is based on its strong network presence in the emerging and developed markets, its portfolio of IP and cloud services, strategic partnerships and its transformation to a managed services business model. Tata Communications has demonstrated strength in providing catalyst services such as MPLS and Ethernet solutions and Content Delivery Network services which have been extensively field-tested and successfully implemented through various partnerships. Tata Communications will also see the roll-out of new cloud enablement offerings, including cloud-based WAN optimisation services thereby enhancing its cloud portfolio.
Genius Wong, Senior Vice President, Global Network Services, Tata Communications, adds, “Our network strength is our key differentiator and we’re very pleased with Gartner’s evaluation and the leaders’ position. Going forward, we will continue to leverage our global network, vertical intelligence and leadership in developed and emerging markets to deliver value-driven, global managed solutions which will ultimately give our customers the speed to lead!”
Tata Communications’ network accounts for over 20% of the world’s internet routes and includes 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. Tata Communications is also the world’s largest carrier of international wholesale voice traffic; has over 15 terabits of international bandwidth lit capacity and owns over 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space across 44 global locations. Tata Communications is also the only private subsea cable owner that has 100G deployed across major routes around the world on its own infrastructure.
 Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers” Neil Rickard, Robert F. Mason, 20 March 2014
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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.
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 www.sec.gov.
Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.