Hexago Teams with Industry Partners to Launch go6.net

    go6.net: The Portal to the IPv6 World

    MONTREAL, March 26 /CNW/ - Hexago, the leading provider of IPv6
deployment solutions, along with industry partners VSNL International and the
IPv6 Forum, today announced the launch of go6.net, http://go6.net, the most
comprehensive destination point on the Web for information about IPv6.

    "go6 is a crucial effort and milestone in making deployment of IPv6
services and porting of applications a priority. The well structured portal
will facilitate understanding of the immediate steps to 'go for v6,' " said
Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President. "go6 enriches the mission of the IPv6 Forum
with a swing of the Metcalfe's law," added Mr. Ladid. "One more 'v6-fied
(vesified)' engineer on board and the impact is exponential."

    "A founding member of the IPv6 Forum , VSNL is proud to be a partner in
the go6 initiative, destined to promote worldwide IPv6 information sharing,"
said Christian Michaud, Vice President Global IP Services. "Generalized dual
stack IPv4 and IPv6 support in the core and access nodes of our globe spanning
tier1 network is the best testimony to VSNL's long term commitment to the
internet and convergence toward IP in Next Generation Networking."

    go6.net is an online meeting point where members of the Internet
community share their experiences with IPv6 implementation and applications,
and are provided with access to the latest IPv6 tools and information. Its
mission is to facilitate IPv6 knowledge sharing, foster the development of
IPv6 software, and accelerate the rate of adoption of the new features and
significant improvements offered by the next generation Internet protocol,
IPv6. Engineers are encouraged to use go6.net to share free IPv6 applications
and services. Through its wiki-style knowledge center, free IPv6 connectivity
service called Freenet6, weekly IPv6 news coverage and discussion forum,
go6.net empowers the IPv6 community to evolve while being empowered by the
efforts and knowledge of this community.

    go6.net was developed and created by companies and organizations leading
the worldwide movement for IPv6 adoption. VSNL International provides the
entire network infrastructure for free IPv6 connectivity through Freenet6 over
its OC-192 IP backbone. The IPv6 Forum contributes IPv6 content. Hexago
provides its Gateway6 technology for Freenet6. The company also contributes
site management, industry information, news and staff. Various members of the
IPv6 community are contributing daily, weekly or monthly content.

    "Hexago has demonstrated a solid commitment to advancing IPv6 deployment
through years of participation in IPv6 standards committees and research
networks, through the company's popular free IPv6 access service, and now by
sponsoring go6.net," said Bruce Sinclair, Hexago's President and CEO. "We aim
to help operators, service providers and manufactures 'go 6' by providing
timely and relevant information for their research and investigation."

    About Hexago

    Hexago is a leading IPv6 company that offers simple and cost-effective
end-to-end deployment solutions by providing its expert services and
commercial products to companies and organizations wishing to incorporate IPv6
capabilities or compatibility into their Internet services or products. Its
customers include AT&T, France Telecom, KDDI, Panasonic, T-Systems, Teleglobe,
Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA), Defense Information Systems Agency
(DISA), Communications - Electronics Research, Development and Engineering
Center (CERDEC), the Army's Information Technology Agency (USAITA), Space and
Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), the Marine Corps, BAE Systems, Boeing,
General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and others. For more information, visit:

    About the IPv6 Forum

    The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of leading Internet service
vendors, National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) and international
ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user
awareness, creating a quality and secure New Generation Internet and allowing
world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the
IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6.
IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations
around the world to provide industry and market with the best available
information on this rapidly advancing technology. www.ipv6forum.com/

    About VSNL International

    VSNL International, the international arm of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
("VSNL") (NYSE:   VSL), is a leading global communications service provider
offering a comprehensive portfolio of next-generation Carrier and Enterprise
solutions, including Voice, Mobile, Data and Ethernet.

    VSNL International owns and operates one of the world's largest
international mobile, voice and data networks providing global reach to over
240 countries and territories. In addition, VSNL International owns the
world's largest designed global backbone capacity network, spanning across 4
continents and comprises of major ownership in 206,356km of terrestrial
network fibre-optic networks and sub-sea cables. It is also one of the largest
carriers of wholesale voice globally.

    VSNL and VSNL International are a part of the Tata Group, a $22 billion
global conglomerate comprising 93 operating companies. VSNL International is
headquartered in Singapore with regional offices in North America, Europe and
Asia Pacific. Visit us at www.vsnlinternational.com or our parent company,
VSNL, at www.vsnl.in

    Forward-looking and cautionary statements

    Certain words and statements in this release concerning VSNL and its
prospects, and other statements relating to VSNL's expected financial
position, business strategy, the future development of VSNL's operations and
the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. These forward
looking statements include, among others, statements concerning VSNL's
communications and information services business, its advantages and VSNL's
strategy for continuing to pursue its business, the anticipated development
and launch of new services in its business, the anticipated dates on which
VSNL will begin providing certain services or reach specific milestones in the
development and implementation of its business strategy, the growth and
recovery of the communications and information services, industry,
expectations as to its future revenue, margins, expenses and capital
requirements and other statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and
strategies, anticipated developments and other matters that are not historical
facts. 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 VSNL, or industry results, to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions
regarding VSNL's present and future business strategies and the environment in
which VSNL will operate in the future. 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 VSNL's 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 VSNL's communications services, failure to integrate strategic
acquisitions such as the Tyco Global Network and Teleglobe International
Holdings Limited and changes in government policies or regulations of India
and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of VSNL's 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 VSNL's control, include, but are not limited to, those
risk factors discussed in VSNL's various filings with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at

For further information:

For further information: Hexago Inc. Paul Charron, 514-906-4786 x1023
paul.charron@hexago.com or Media: For Hexago Inc. Joya Subudhi, 804-440-4269

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