7 OCTOBER 2014 – Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™. The Network-to-Network Interconnection (NNI) will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence (PoPs), extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities such as Jaipur, Surat and Trichy.Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, Head of Connectivity and Platforms Portfolio, said the new arrangement with Tata Communications was part of Telstra’s broader MPLS strategy, which includes NNI agreements in emerging markets that are of high value to customers and the expansion of its own on-net PoPs.”The latest estimates from a PricewaterhouseCoopers report predict India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030. When you combine this with its young and burgeoning working-age population, you’ve got a compelling consumption boom and a competitive edge that sets Asia’s third-largest economy apart from many other countries.” “With these economic and social indicators in mind, we’re seeing demand for data connectivity throughout India grow as an increasing number of Asian, European and American headquartered businesses look to India for long-term growth opportunities.””Telstra is focused on providing services to large multinational companies that are expanding across Asia and the rest of the world, which is why we are leveraging Tata Communications’ deep network footprint to extend our service coverage throughout India and provide customers the same security, redundancy and quality of service offered on the Telstra network,” she said. Through the partnership, Telstra and Tata Communications have defined roles and responsibilities for the management of the NNI to ensure the seamless delivery and support for services in the region. By leveraging Tata Communications’ domestic infrastructure and global subsea fibre network, users will benefit from reduced latency and increased network availability, empowering them to rapidly access the business services they need.James Walker, Vice President, Managed Networks Services, Tata Communications, said: “India is a key emerging market, and our position as a company founded in India, coupled with our tier-1 network which circles the globe, allows us to provide international customers with best-in-class performance and coverage across India and beyond. We are pleased to be working with Telstra to provide their customers the high level of connectivity support and access needed for growth and global investment into this key region.” Today’s announcement strengthens Telstra’s position of operating one of the most scalable networks across the globe, facilitating access to more than 2,000 PoPs in 230 countries and territories.Media contact: Telstra Catherine HarrisT: +61 477 747 176E: Catherine.harris@team.telstra.comTata CommunicationsTim MasihT: +44 (0)207 0299 675E: Tim.masih@tatacommunications.com About Telstra Telstra is the leading telecommunications and information services company in Australia. We provide end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions. We have licenses in Asia, Europe and the US and offer access to over 2,000 PoPs in 230 countries and territories and cloud-enabled data centres across four continents. Our extended reach means that we can offer customers smarter technology solutions to support sustainable business growth.About Tata CommunicationsTata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide. Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. http://www.tatacommunications.com Source: RealWire

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