VSNL and Ascade Partner to Deliver Quality CLI Verification Services to Mobile Network Operators

    VSNL's VTS Prime and Mobile Direct Customers Benefit from Tier 1 Quality
& CLI Delivery to Major Countries

    SINGAPORE & STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, June 11 /CNW/ - VSNL, a leading
communications solutions provider, and Ascade, the global market-leader of
Interconnect Solutions, announced today a partnership to provide Calling Line
Identification (CLI) delivery assurances to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
worldwide. By utilizing Ascade's CLI Verification service, VSNL's offering
branded as Teleglobe VTS Prime Service presently assures Tier 1 quality and
CLI delivery to over 135 networks reaching 44 countries around the world. The
coverage is persistently growing as Ascade is continuously expanding the span
of the service.

    Ascade's CLI Verification service rigorously tests, monitors and gathers
reports on the CLI delivery effectiveness of VSNL's voice traffic and network.
VSNL, in turn, uses this information to make real-time changes to correct any
degraded CLI delivery performance, providing MNOs with high quality
termination with highly effective CLI delivery. VSNL's CLI assurances help
MNOs boost revenues and reduce customer turnover.

    "CLI delivery assurances are increasingly in demand by MNOs around the
world to boost not only their own international call revenues but also the
level of customer satisfaction of their international roamers," said Michel
Guyot President, Global Voice Solutions, VSNL. "Customers utilizing Teleglobe
VTS Prime and Mobile Direct services will benefit from this partnership
because our enhanced products address the specialized needs of MNOs. Ascade's
CLI verification capabilities complement VSNL's sophisticated voice network
architecture, enabling us to offer our valued customers the best quality
service and products in the growing mobile marketplace."

    VSNL holds a market leading position in the voice arena, allowing mobile
customers to leverage the scale and breadth of the Company's global network
and extensive relationships to support traffic exchange through multiple
protocol networks. As one of the world's largest international wholesale
carriers, VSNL has more than 415 combined direct and bilateral relationships
with leading international voice telecommunications providers and commercial
relationships with over 450 mobile operators worldwide.

    "Guaranteed quality assurance and reliability are crucial elements in how
customers perceive the overall quality of their carrier's service," commented
Henrik Anderberg, CEO of Ascade. "Ascade is pleased to provide VSNL with this
innovative service that will help them assure CLI delivery to mobile networks
around the world, leading to increased global mobile call completion."

    Teleglobe VTS Prime service ensures reliable, cost effective Tier 1
quality call completion to one of the world's largest international networks,
enabling mobile operators and retail service providers to enhance call quality
performance and customer satisfaction. Mobile Direct, VSNL's mobile-to-mobile
solution, allows mobile operators to exchange traffic directly on a global
basis. It guarantees delivery of key signaling information required for
seamless international calling - especially important for roaming traffic. It
offers a "one-stop shop" solution for direct transit to any MNO in the world.

    Further information regarding VSNL's suite of voice and mobile services
can be found at www.vsnlinternational.com.


    Ascade is the global market-leader of Interconnect Solutions for carriers
and telecom operators. Our software, Carrier Cockpit(TM) Suite, enables
carriers worldwide to increase profitability and revenue growth. It optimizes
and automates all aspects of a carrier's wholesale and bilateral business
including integrated interconnect billing, while providing management with
real-time business planning and steering capabilities.

    Carrier Cockpit(TM) Suite, developed together with leading international
wholesale carriers and incumbents, is the most advanced, mature and widely
used Interconnect Solution for managing the wholesale carrier business
worldwide. Customers include Reach, Telenor Global Services, SingTel, Telekom
Malaysia, Etisalat, Allstream, Elisa, Gateway, TEO, Rosstelecom, PT Telekom,
Korea Telecom, Hrvatski Telekom, Telekom Serbia, Lattelecom, Bell Canada,
Sunrise, Telekom Austria, MobileOne and more.

    Ascade AB is a privately held company owned by founders and leading
Nordic investment firms CapMan, listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, and SEB
Venture Capital, the venture capital division of Nordic financial services
group SEB, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Through its presence in
Sweden, US, Dubai, and Singapore, Ascade provides support to its customers

    For more information please visit: www.ascade.com.

    About VSNL

    Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), a member of the US$ 27 billion Tata
Group, is a leading global communications solutions company offering
next-generation voice, data and value-added services to enterprises, carriers
and retail consumers. Voted the Best Wholesale Service Provider at the World
Communications Awards, 2006, VSNL is one of the world's largest providers of
wholesale international voice services and operates one of the largest global
submarine cable networks. VSNL's customer base includes 1500 Global Carriers,
450 Mobile Operators, 10,000 Enterprises, 500,000 Broadband and Internet
subscribers and 300 Wi-Fi public hotspots.

    Rated amongst the Top 100 Emerging Global Challengers by the Boston
Consulting Group, VSNL has offices in over 35 countries including the United
States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Singapore, Hong
Kong, Sri Lanka and India. VSNL's global transmission network of over 200,000
route kilometers and its IP core with 200 points of presence, enable a range
of services that include voice, private leased circuits, IP VPN, Internet
access, global Ethernet, hosting, mobile signaling and other IP services. Our
philosophy of BusinessnRich drives us to empower our customers to achieve
enhanced value in their global businesses.

    VSNL (www.vsnl.com) is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the
National Stock Exchange of India, and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)
are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

    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 the
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: Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) Isabelle
Turcotte, + 1 514-868-7505 isabelle.turcotte@vsnlinternational.com or For
Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL): STC Associates Carolyn M. Robertson, + 1
212-725-1900 ext. 204 carolyn@stcassociates.com or For Ascade AB: Stina Bodin,
+46 8 616 73 47 stina.bodin@ascade.se

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