Tanzania, May 10, 2010: Tata Communications partners with Infinity Africa, a licensed Data Services Provider in Tanzania, expanding the reach of Tata Communications" IP network further into East Africa. This follows the company"s establishment of a point of presence (Pop) in Kenya 6 months ago, further reinforcing its commitment to emerging markets.
Tata Communications has been providing internet and voice services in Tanzania for over 10 years - as Teleglobe (Tata Communications bought over Teleglobe in February 2006). This point of presence in Dar-es-Salaam offers tier 1 IP service in Tanzania and will enable local Service Providers to offer highly resilient Internet access.
Claude Sassoulas, Managing Director, Europe and Africa, Tata Communications says, "Tata Communications" expansion into East Africa and its presence in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania will bring the internet closer to the local enterprise and provide users with direct access to one of the most dynamically routed and high-performance global IP networks. Tata Communications in East Africa provides a resilient and diverse backbone with connectivity between Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa."
The new point of presence at Dar-es-Salaam is configured to automatically offer redundant paths for all traffic going towards the Global Internet via Europe and South Africa. This redundancy is specifically designed to ensure continuity of service in case of network outages.
In addition, service providers will have the added advantages of greater scalability, flexibility and lower latency to South Africa and Kenya.
With this collaboration with Tata Communications, Infinity Africa can now provide reliable high speed internet access to its growing customer base.
"We are very happy to be partnering with Tata Communications for the establishment of the Tier 1 Internet PoP in Tanzania," said Hussein Dharsee, Managing Director - Infinity Africa. "Partnering with one of the world"s largest carriers of international communication services allows us to offer unprecedented levels of service and reliability.
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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 Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications" depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited), Nepal (United Telecom Limited).
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)
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