Mumbai (BSE) – January 28, 2016
Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, has been positioned by Gartner as a ‘Leader’ in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Network Services. Designed by Gartner to examine how effectively providers meet the current needs of business in terms of both ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’, 2016 marks the third year in a row that Tata Communications has been positioned in the Leader quadrant.
Sumeet Walia, Head of Global Enterprise Business, Tata Communications, says, “We believe Tata Communications’ continued placement as a Leader in the Network Services Magic Quadrant is testament to our strategy of building a strong portfolio of enhanced services and applications on our global network. Each new service is designed to enable new capabilities for our clients, more reliably and more cost effectively. Our IZO portfolio of enhanced cloud enablement services is a prime example of that – using a unique set of technologies to help businesses stay one step ahead of their competition through digital transformation.”
In the past year, Tata Communications has continued to invest in a broad range of service expansions reflecting the company’s on-going strategy to introduce new advanced managed services built on its strong network presence in the emerging and developed markets, including its portfolio of IP, cloud enablement and unified communications services, and a range of strategic partnerships.
Genius Wong, President, Global Network, Cloud and Data Center Services, Tata Communications, adds, “During the past three years we’ve invested to strengthen and expand our network and to evolve unique services to meet the changing needs of our customers. We’re delighted to see that our traditional strengths in MPLS and Ethernet and new services such as IZO Internet WAN and SIP trunking, along with our emphasis on operational excellence, have enabled us to continue to lead the way for another year across both developed and emerging markets.”
Tata Communications owns and operates the world’s largest and most advanced subsea fibre cable network. Today, over 24% of the world’s Internet routes travel over Tata Communications’ network, and the company is the only Tier-1 provider that is in the top five by routes in five continents.
 Source: Gartner, Inc “Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global” by Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch, January 14th 2016
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About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) 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 over 240 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 and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
Forward-looking and cautionary statements
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