Tata Communications Further Unites the World`s Video Collaboration Community with the Addition of AT&T to Its Global Telepresence Network

Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST

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Inter-provider agreement with AT&T now sees Tata Communications` Global Meeting
Exchange network enabling broader video collaboration across leading Cisco
Global Exchange Providers
NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India--(Business Wire)--
Tata Communicationstoday announces that it isextending its global business video
ecosystem with a new interconnection agreement with AT&T. The agreement now
enables even more face-to-face collaboration around the world, across each
respective network. With this latest in a series of interprovider agreements,
Tata Communications` Global Meeting Exchange network provides connections to
most of today`s major providers of Telepresence services, offering customers
unprecedented reach for their business video networks. 

"To help the telecoms industry meet the requirements of enterprises as the
growth of business video continues, there needs to be collaboration and openness
amongst service providers," says Peter Quinlan, Vice President, Integrated
Business Video Services, Tata Communications. "The creation of an open ecosystem
in which service providers align and interconnect their respective business
video communities will allow enterprise customers to receive not only the best
service possible, but it will also give them unprecedented reach to other
Telepresence rooms around the world, enabling them to embrace video as a daily
business communication tool. The agreement with AT&T is the latest step in our
strategy to make business video a truly global collaboration tool for
enterprises, regardless of network, service provider or location." 

Tata Communications` strategy to create the world`s richest, connected and open
video ecosystem includes: business-to-business video services, cloud-based
services and flexible, modular, managed services; as well as one of the world`s
widest-reaching Telepresence networks via inter-provider agreements and the
largest public Telepresence room footprint. These offerings culminate under the
Global Meeting Alliance, an open business video ecosystem initiative spearheaded
by Tata Communications, which provides participatingenterprises and service
providers with greater global reach, lower total cost of ownership and a
world-class user experience. 

"AT&T is working closely with a number of service and technology providers in
the industry to enable more pervasive and global video collaboration
capabilities without borders," said Alan Benway, Executive Director of AT&T
Business Solutions. "The interprovider agreement with Tata Communications is
another step in that effort, broadening access for AT&T Telepresence Solution
customers as they look to collaborate through even more endpoints globally." 

Video is a key driver of global internet traffic growth. Research firm Informa
Telecoms & Media1 recently estimated that video accounts for 50% of annual
internet traffic growth. Two-way business video requires more bandwidth than
one-way broadcast video. As such, service providers` networks are going to be
put under greater pressure to manage this increasing level of demand. Tata
Communications owns and operates the world`s only fibre optic sub-sea network
ring around the globe, enabling the company to firmly support the explosion in
network traffic generated by video. 

For more information, please visit: 

Tata Communications Telepresence: www.tatacommunications.com/telepresence

Global Meeting Alliance:www.globalmeetingalliance.com

About Tata Communications 

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 and a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200
countries and territories 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 South Africa (Neotel), Sri
Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and 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). 


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. 

1 Informa Telecoms & Media, `Congestion up ahead? Internet traffic and service
forecasts, 2010-2015`

Tata Communications
Natalie Chak, +44 (0)78330 43779
Hill & Knowlton Strategies
Kersti Klami, +44 (0)20797 35999

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