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New peering service enables direct voice traffic exchange between providers offering a “one stop shop” for all voice solutions
Mumbai, India – September 23, 2009 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications announced, today, an enhanced Voice Peering Solution, which enables direct voice traffic exchange between providers. This unique and turn-key platform provides easy access to Tata Communications’ network anywhere in the world, including the choice to use any type of interconnections, which offers more value and flexibility than the peering hub offering available today. The voice peering solution also offers easy access to a complete and shared database of on-net numbers and access to one of the most advanced intelligent routing engine. By expanding the pool of on-net users, Tata Communications’ Voice Peering solution helps deliver immense value to the service providers, including reduced overhead costs related with termination and settlement, improved voice quality by avoiding unnecessary transcoding, and by enabling innovative new business models that deliver a competitive edge. Voice peering allows the direct traffic exchange between service providers that have access to end users. Parties involved unite their network of end users to create large “on-net” communities. Tata Communications’ new Voice Peering service provides a simple and seamless solution for rolling out these new peering relationships, with end-to-end management to terminate on-net traffic and off-net traffic to the last mile.
“Voice peering has become a necessity in international traffic exchange, so Tata Communications has responded by leveraging its global network to offer this robust and innovative solution, which will exceed the quality and margin expectations of our customers,” said Christian Michaud, Senior Vice- President of Marketing and Business Development for Tata Communications. “With this latest addition to our global suite of voice services, we are giving our customers an end-to-end solution to manage their voice peering relationships, thereby removing the need to manage multiple complex interconnections, and allowing them to focus on core and valueadded activities. Along with our flexible service options and full range of complementary services for VoIP, Voice over broadband, web portal and client-based providers, Tata Communications is essentially a “one-stop-shop” for all global voice solutions.” Several important benefits to the customer will be realized with this new Voice Peering service, specifically in regards to voice quality, cost efficiencies and the simplification of international traffic management. Voice quality is enhanced because with Voice Peering, on-net calls terminate directly to the end-user, thereby reducing call latency and avoiding multiple compressions and decompressions. A frequently updated database of subscriber numbers from suppliers ensures proper call routing. Furthermore, Voice Peering enables reduced settlement overhead and costs, increasing the customer’s margin. Finally, routing table’s management is simplified because Tata Communications provides a global end-to-end solution, removing the need to build and manage one-on-one relationships with a peering community. With over a decade of VoIP experience, Tata Communications has a global partner network of over 1500 service providers that carry billions of minutes for mobile, broadband and traditional carriers, on its state of the art NGN network. With this latest enhancement, Tata Communications is poised to deliver immediate and tangible value for all global voice solutions. For more information on Tata Communications’ Voice Peering service, please visit www.tatacommunications.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, 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), and subject to approval by the Chinese government, China (China Enterprise Communications) 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) www.tatacommunications.com