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Tata Communications named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, for sixth year running

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Mumbai, BSE & NSE - March 05, 2019

Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global [1], for the sixth consecutive year. This Magic Quadrant examines network service providers and their offerings, assessing them in terms of their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

 

Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications
“This recognition by Gartner and our recent network transformation projects globally, demonstrates that we’re now the digital infrastructure partner of choice for businesses looking to innovate and grow in this data-powered, cloud-first world”.

Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications

According to the report, “In the past 12 months, Gartner has observed continued evolution of enterprise requirements and buying criteria for global networks. Enterprises are focusing on increasing the agility of their networks and on services that can enable their adoption of cloud IT delivery and eventual adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). This is leading to most new global networks being based on SD-WAN and making greater use of the internet as a primary WAN transport.”

 

Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications, said: “As enterprises look to transform how they operate and engage with their customers by leveraging the cloud and the latest digital platforms, they need a rock-solid foundation for these new services – and that’s what our network is. Innovations such as AI and IoT open up a world of possibilities for businesses, but they can also add complexity at the network level. Our global network services detangle this complexity, and enable our customers to accelerate their digital transformation to boost their competitiveness.”

 

According to Gartner, “The market for global network services continues its rapid evolution. In response to enterprise demand for WANs that can support cloud IT delivery and achieve much higher levels of agility, network service providers (NSPs) have been deploying a range of new software-based networking services. They are also changing their business models to allow for more flexible sourcing. This Magic Quadrant focuses on these transformational technologies and/or approaches that deliver on the future needs of the enterprise, rather than simply concentrating on legacy services.”

 

Anthony Bartolo adds: “To us, this recognition by Gartner and our recent network transformation projects for customers worldwide,  demonstrates that we’re now the digital infrastructure partner of choice for businesses looking to innovate and grow in this data-powered, cloud-first world. We’re seeing growing demand for our software-defined hybrid networking capabilities, including our IZO™ Internet WAN and IZO™ SDWAN services, which enable enterprises to combine the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the public Internet with the resilience and reliability of a private network. We’re committed to continuing to future-proof our network services offering as our customers’ demands continue to evolve.”

 

Tata Communications’ IZO™ cloud enablement platform now offers enterprises reliable connectivity in more than 150 countries and connects businesses to 60% of the world’s cloud giants. This portfolio of services, as well as Tata Communications’ other network, cloud, mobility, IoT, collaboration and security solutions, are underpinned by the company’s global network infrastructure, which carries around 30% of the world’s internet routes.

 

[1] Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global” by Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch, Danellie Young, February 25th, 2019

 

 

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Natalie Chak
Tata Communications
+44 (0)7833 043 779
natalie.chak@tatacommunications.com
Hannah Taylor
H+K Strategies
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hannah.taylor@hkstrategies.com


About Tata Communications


Tata Communications is a leading global digital infrastructure provider that powers today’s fast growing digital economy.


The company’s customers represent 300 of the Fortune 500 whose digital transformation journeys are enabled by its portfolio of integrated, globally managed services that deliver local customer experiences. Through its network, cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), collaboration and security services, Tata Communications carries around 30% of the world’s internet routes and connects businesses to 60% of the world’s cloud giants and 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers.


The company’s capabilities are underpinned by its global network. It is the world’s largest wholly owned subsea fibre backbone and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories.


Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and is present in over 200 countries and territories around the world.


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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 Limited’s Annual Reports. The Annual Reports of Tata Communications Limited are available at www.tatacommunications.com. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.




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