Tata Communications Launches Cisco® Certified TelePresence Connection Services Globally
Tata Communications becomes first Asian service provider to launch this unique, life-like virtual meeting solution
NEW DELHI, March 19, 2008 - Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, announced today the launch of its global TelePresence network service which has achieved Cisco Certified TelePresence Connection status. Cisco TelePresence is an innovative realistic virtual meeting solution that creates unique, "in-person" experiences allowing real-time, face-to-face communication over a converged IP network. It delivers life-size images, ultra-high-definition video (1080p), spatial audio and a specially designed environment to create a "room within a room" meeting space.
Cisco TelePresence is transforming the way organizations conduct business. Companies can utilize the TelePresence solution to enhance collaboration, to make decisions faster, to improve cross-cultural communications, to scale scarce resources and to move products to market faster. Tata Communications is the first Asian service provider to achieve Cisco Certified TelePresence Connection status enabling the delivery of the Cisco TelePresence solution.
The Cisco certification program for TelePresence services provides businesses with an added level of confidence, that providers such as Tata Communications, can deliver the capabilities needed for an optimal TelePresence experience. The Cisco TelePresence certification process goes beyond static service measurement of network performance. It adds leading practices based on current industry standards for network architecture, management and performance including measurement, staff, processes and tools. These are audited regularly to help ensure that service providers are committed and able to offer an optimal Telepresence experience providing customers with robust, end-to-end communication solutions that meet their business needs today and into the future.
"With our unparalleled global reach into India, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions as well as our strength on key international routes, Tata Communications is uniquely poised to serve the needs of customers who wish to use TelePresence to facilitate richer communications." said Vinod Kumar, President, Global Data and Mobility Solutions.
"We are pleased to have reached this significant milestone in our growing relationship with Tata Communications," said Rajesh Chainani, Vice President - Service Provider, Cisco. "The Cisco Telepresence solution is best delivered over a Cisco Certified TelePresence Connection taking advantage of Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture and innovative technology to deliver a highly scalable and secure solution."
John Landau, Senior Vice President, Global Managed Services, Tata Communications commenting on the company's newest achievement said, "This is a testament to the performance of our global MPLS capability, and is the first step to a rich range of TelePresence Managed Services which Tata Communications will be rolling out in the coming months."
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About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited along with its global subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of the new world of communications. The company leverages its Tata Global Network, vertical intelligence and leadership in emerging markets, to deliver value-driven, globally managed solutions to the Fortune 1000 and mid-sized enterprises, service providers and consumers.
The Tata Communications portfolio includes transmission, IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosted data center, communications solutions and business transformation services to global and Indian enterprises & service providers as well as, broadband and content services to Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network encompasses one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 PoPs and more than one million square feet data center space. Tata Communications serves its customers from its offices in 80 cities in 40 countries worldwide. Tata Communications has a strategic investment in South African operator Neotel, providing the company with a strong anchor to build an African footprint.
The number one global international wholesale voice operator and number one provider of International Long Distance, Enterprise Data and Internet Services in India, the company was named "Best Wholesale Carrier" at the World Communications Awards in 2006 and was named the "Best Pan-Asian Wholesale Provider" at the 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards for the second consecutive year.
Becoming the leading integrated provider to drive and deliver a new world of communications, Tata Communications became the unified global brand for VSNL, VSNL International, Teleglobe, Tata Indicom Enterprise Business Unit and CIPRIS on February 13, 2008.
Tata Communications Ltd. is a part of the $29 billion Tata Group; it 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).
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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.