Tata Communications Launches Global VPN Extended Access Service in Over 150 Countries

    -   Managed Global Connectivity Backed by Service Availability SLA and
        24x7 Customer Support

    MUMBAI, India, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Tata Communications, a leading provider
of the new world of communications, announced today the launch of a new Global
VPN Extended Access Service (EAS). This new cost-effective solution extends
VPN access to customer sites that do not require dedicated links as well as
those located in hard-to-reach geographies. EAS complements Tata
Communications Global VPN Service to provide an integrated solution that
addresses the full range of customers' communications needs.
    With coverage in more than 150 countries - virtually everywhere around
the globe - customers can now integrate even their most remote locations into
a single VPN, without compromising on security or managing a multitude of
different vendors. "Tata Communications Global VPN Extended Access Service,
backed by industry-leading SLAs gives our customers a new option that
simplifies management of a far-reaching corporate VPN," said Genius Wong,
Senior Vice President, Global IP and VPN Services. "We are committed to
offering managed services that leverage our global IP reach and enable our
customers of all sizes to deploy efficient, optimized solutions."
    Tata Communications Global VPN Extended Access Service leverages features
of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), IP Security (IPSec) and Virtual
Network Operator (VNO) Connect Access Services to provide a managed IPSec
access to the nearest IPSec gateway, thereby integrating the site with the
customer's VPN for a seamless, secure solution. This service also provides the
ability to create multiple independent virtual private networks in conjunction
with its Multi-VPN service. Customers can map any EAS site to any of its VPNs
to enable partner or extranet applications. For non-India based sites, service
also includes the procurement and management of the Broadband Internet Access.
Customers save on time and money through unified ordering, billing and trouble
resolution for the entire solution, allowing them to focus on their core
    "Global businesses require high-speed connectivity to give partner
locations or satellite offices secure, cost-effective access to business
applications," said Claude Sassoulas, Managing Director, Wholesale Data and
Enterprise - Europe. "This service enables our customers to outsource their
global VPN to a single, trusted partner, decreasing management requirements
and discovering cost efficiencies."
    For more information on Tata Communications portfolio of VPN products,
visit http://www.tatacommunications.com.

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

For further information:

For further information: Harpreet Jabbara, Tata Communications,
+91-9250001787, harpreet.jabbara@tatacommunications.com; Janice Goveas, Tata
Communications, +91-92233-94575, janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com; Media
Agency, STC Associates, (212) 725-1900 x204, kristen@stcassociates.com

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