Tata Communications and Internet Systems Consortium Partner for IPv6 Domain Name System Hosting

    REDWOOD CITY, CA and MUMBAI, India, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - Tata Communications,
a leading provider of a new world of communications and Internet Systems
Consortium, Inc. (ISC), a non-profit public benefit corporation, announced
today that the companies will partner to provide best-in-class Domain Name
System (DNS) Hosting Services for both enterprise and service provider
customers. DNS provides critical functionality for the Internet.
    DNS is the means by which organizations can be found online. Rather than
being recognized by a string of numbers representing an IPv4 address, or as
will be increasingly the case, by an IPv6 address, companies are known by the
name of their website.
    "The internet faces an imminent exhaustion of IPv4 addresses and needs to
urgently adopt and support the longer IPv6 addresses to ensure its continued
growth," said Genius Wong, Senior Vice President of Global IP and VPN Services
for Tata Communications. "This agreement will provide our customers with the
strongest DNS able to resolve both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses with servers on
five continents."
    In addition this partnership with Tata Communications, will allow ISC's
Solid Name Service (SNS) network to grow in global presence and network
capacity. In turn, Tata Communications will be able to bring ISC's experience
and support into supporting their own DNS infrastructure. SNS is presently
serving customer data during beta service period with production service
beginning later this year.
    "SNS marks another milestone for ISC as the migration to IPv6 starts in
earnest. SNS leverages our DNS operational experience to ensure our customers
are safe in the knowledge they can always be found on the Internet," stated
Paul Vixie, President of ISC. "Tata Communications is a long standing partner
since 1999 in our Hosted@ program and a network provider for many F-root
locations over IPv4 and now lPv6. We look forward to continuing our long
standing relationship in the future."
    Additionally, DNS is used by computers to interpret e-mail addresses,
find resources such as printers on a network and perform other types of
Internet transactions. ISC's SNS is an outsource solution for those
organizations that must be reachable 24 x 7 x 365. As an operator of the
F-root name server, one of the Internet's 13 root-name servers, ISC has over
13 years experience serving Domain Name System data in addition to providing
BIND, the most widely-used DNS server software worldwide.

    About Tata Communications

    Tata Communications, a member of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, is a
leading global provider of a new world of communications. The emerging markets
communications leader leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain
expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions
to multi-national and Indian enterprises, service providers and Indian
    Tata Communications' range of services include transmission, IP,
converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosting and storage,
managed security, managed collaboration and business transformation for global
enterprises and service providers, as well as Internet, retail broadband and
content services for Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network encompasses one
of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP
network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 Pops, and
more than 1 million square feet of data center and co-location facilities.
    Tata Communications' unique emerging market depth and breadth of reach
includes a national fiber backbone network and access to network in over
60 cities and 125 Pops in India, strategic investments in South African
converged services operator, Neotel, Sri Lanka and Nepal and, subject to
fulfillment of conditions precedent, a 50% ownership in China Enterprise
Communications (CEC) providing full country VPN coverage in China.
    Servicing customers from its offices in over 80 cities in 40 countries,
Tata Communications is 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, "Best Pan-Asian Wholesale
Provider" at the 2006 and 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale
Telecommunications Awards and was awarded "Best Progress in Emerging Markets"
at the 2008 Mobile Communication Awards.
    Tata Communications Limited 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)

    About Internet Systems Consortium

    Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public
benefit corporation with a long history of developing and maintaining the
production quality BIND and DHCP Open Source software. ISC has increased its
focus to include enhancing the stability of the global DNS directly through
reliable F-root name server operations and ongoing operation of a DNS crisis
coordination center, DNS OARC. ISC is also engaged in further protocol
development efforts, particularly in the areas of DNS evolution and
facilitating the transition to IPv6. ISC is supported by the donations of
generous sponsors, program membership fees and specific fees for services. For
program or donation information, please visit our website at

    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
http://www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and
expressly disclaims any obligation to, updates or alters its forward-looking

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Janice Goveas, Tata
Communications, +91-92233-94575, janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com; Media
Agency, STC Associates, (212) 725-1900 x204, kristen@stcassociates.com; Laura
Hendriksen, Internet Systems Consortium, (650) 423-1309,

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