New York (NYSE) and Mumbai (BSE) – 23 November 2011 – Tata Communications, a leading global communications service provider, has won the Best Global Wholesale Offering Award, a third year in a row, at the 2011 Capacity Awards.
The Capacity Award, presented at Capacity Europe in Amsterdam yesterday, recognises wholesale players who through applying effective techniques and strategies to their wholesale businesses have established themselves at the forefront of the wholesale telecoms industry.
Angela Partington, Editor of Capacity Magazine, says: “First place in the best global wholesale offering category goes to Tata Communications for reaching out over the past years to build cables to support growth in the emerging economies. This is a role which has been much needed in our world. Tata Communications should also be recognised for their strong wholesale products and presence. The company has an impressive track record of investing in emerging markets, particularly Africa, and its Next Generation Ethernet and Provider Backbone Bridging expands the capabilities of Ethernet while its IPX Connect service promotes interconnectivity for content providers.”
Michel Guyot, President of Global Voice Solutions for Tata Communications, says: “On top of our core capabilities, we have continually focused on developing solutions that enable our customers to differentiate themselves and innovate to address today’s industry challenges in mobile, data, signaling and voice. This award recognizes our commitment not only in delivering services that provide better quality, performance and reach for our service provider customers but also to our unique partnership approach for mutual growth.”
Reach, quality and performance of network
Tata Communications’ wholesale capabilities are anchored by its network of submarine and terrestrial cables, a Tier-1 IP backbone, with connectivity to over 400 PoPs and reaching more than 240 countries and territories. With an owned and operated cable network of over 200,000km, Tata Communications operates next-generation switches in 12 cities, six STPs on three continents with staff in countries throughout the world.
The company is currently the world’s largest international wholesale voice carrier, with the most advanced intelligent routing platform to provide quality voice services. It carries 40 billion international wholesale voice minutes annually and is committed in assisting voice service providers in all regions improve their voice business capabilities, profitability and efficiencies via its unique portfolio of strategic sourcing solutions.
Tata Communications has made strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited). It also has strategic partnerships that ensure access to high-quality direct terminations and has strong relationships in the voice, data and mobile segments, including 1,600 service provider customers.
It has developed flexible partnership and sourcing strategies to help providers address larger issues such as high margin pressure, focus on core business, quality improvement, fraud prevention, partial routing support, and CAPEX commitment. This has, in turn, led to unique and mutually beneficial partnership agreements.
Leading the industry
With its IPX+ (IP eXchange) framework, Tata Communications facilitates the IP migration for mobile operators, enabling service providers to overcome challenges in relation to the rapid growth of mobile broadband, whilst ensuring an optimal experience for end users. Furthermore, mobile operators can more efficiently manage voice, data, signaling and roaming traffic, drive efficiency and ensure security and end-to-end QoS. IPX+ framework supports the path to enable LTE as well as a means to efficiently expand future service offerings and enable innovation.
The company leads the market response to fixed and mobile number portability with its launch of portability-corrected routing to 20 of the largest and most popular destinations. Its investment improves call quality and completion rates to ported numbers, and enables fully transparent routing and pricing to number portability destinations.
It is also an industry leader in the rollout of IPv6, having enabled dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 nodes on all of its global IP PoPs, and is the world largest Ethernet provider.
Investment in network
Tata Communications has invested heavily in network build-out which focuses on improving capacity to the fastest growing emerging markets. As part of a $2 billion global investment, it has invested in the EASSy, WACS, SEACOM, TGN-IA, TGN-Eurasia, TGN-Gulf and IMEWE cable systems to strengthen reliability with a round-the-continent ring for route diversity.
The network is fully East-West diversified to best serve a global customer base and designed to keep regional traffic in-region, even in the traditionally under-served markets of Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
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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.
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