Tata Communications Announces USD 430 Million Investment in Asia Pacific

    New Internet Data Center and the TGN-Intra Asia Cable Aimed at Driving
    Global Connectivity and Reliability

    SINGAPORE, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Tata Communications, a leading provider of a
new world of communications, announced today its USD 430 million strategic
investment plan in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The investments include
developing the Tata Communications Exchange, a new world-class Internet Data
Center (IDC), and the completion of the main segment of its TGN-Intra Asia
Cable System.

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    These investments are a key part of the company's commitment to enhance
its robust global infrastructure as part of its USD 2 Billion expansion plan
over three years. The Tata Communications Exchange and the TGN-Intra Asia
Cable System are integral parts of the Tata Global Network (TGN) that includes
one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP
platform and more than 1 million square feet of data center and co-location
facilities worldwide.

    Tata Communications Exchange

    To meet increasing outsourcing demands from global multinational
corporations into emerging markets, Tata Communications is expanding its
capacity with the construction of a flagship data center, the Tata
Communications Exchange in Singapore. It will be ready for operation in early
2010. The new data center will provide increased capacity for both domestic
and international companies, allowing them to realize cost and resource
efficiencies in addition to achieving greater service availability and
performance. The Singapore IDC is a key gateway location into the APAC region.
Its integration into Tata Communications' high capacity Tier-1 network enables
the company to meet current and future IT infrastructure service demands of
its customers.
    "The Asian market continues to be promising, even in the current economic
environment. Businesses need to capitalize on the opportunities this region
provides, and investments in Asia are critical for the growth of global
business," said Vinod Kumar, President and Chief Operating Officer for Tata
Communications. "Our large-scale investment in the Tata Communications
Exchange, coupled with our submarine cable build-out, ensures scalability and
global reach while delivering our commitment to meet customer requirements. We
will continue to be an active leader in offering superior services into
merging regions where we see high growth potential and opportunities for
    The Tata Communications Exchange is being developed in partnership with
Mapletree Industrial Fund (a pan-Asian industrial fund managed by Mapletree
Industrial Fund Management Pte Ltd (MIFM)). MIFM is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, a leading Asian real estate and capital
management company based in Singapore.
    Building on Tata Communications' extensive global submarine cable and
Tier-1 Internet Protocol (IP) network, the new data center will deliver
co-location, managed hosting, managed storage and value-added services. Tata
Communications will provide its global customers the added flexibility to
remain competitive through centrally- managed solutions with high quality of

    TGN-Intra Asia Cable

    Paving the way for continuous support of economic growth and development
within the APAC market, Tata Communications also announced the completion of
the main segment of its USD 250 million TGN-Intra Asia cable system. The
multi-terabit system spans 6,700 km that connects Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan,
Vietnam and the Philippines. It increases data and voice reliability by
providing new route diversity for traffic generated throughout and into APAC.
    As part of its focus on expanding communications services to and from
emerging markets, Tata Communications is partnering with Globe Telecom and EVN
Telecom to expand the TGN-Intra Asia Cable System into the Philippines and
Vietnam respectively.

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    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 along with its global subsidiaries, (Tata
Communications), 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.

    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 www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is under
no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter
its forward-looking statements

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Cynthia Hng, Tata
Communications, +65-6551-3664, cynthia.hng@tatacommunications.com; Janice
Goveas, Tata Communications, +91-92233-94575,
janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com; Vetri Mayandi, STC Associates,
+65-91681147, vetri@stcassociates.com

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