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TATA
COMMUNICATIONS
BY: HARSH DANGAYACH
INTRODUCTION
S Tata Communications Limited is an Indian
telecommunications company with global presence and
based in Mumbai.
S It owns a submarine cable network, a Tier 1 IP network,
and also rents data center and co-location space.
S Communications currently has a cable network of more
than 235,000 kilometers.
S its largest Indian data center at Pune.

COMPANY PROFILE
S Industry Telecommunications
S Founded 1986
S Founders Indian Government
S Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
S Key people Vinod Kumar (CEO & MD)
S Revenue US$2.6 billion (2011)
S Employees 7700 (2010)
S Parent Tata Group
TIMELINE
S 1986: Founded as VSNL (Videsh Sanchaar Nigam Limited).
S 2000: VSNL was the first Indian PSU to be listed in the NYSE.
S 2002: Tata Communications acquired a 45% stake in VSNL.
S 2004: VSNL International was launched.
S 2008: VSNL, formerly owned by the Government, was taken
over by the Tata Group and renamed Tata Communications
Ltd .

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
COMPANY ACQUIIRED
COMPANY
COUNTRY STAKE % YEAR
TATA COMM. BT Group's (BT)
Mosaic business
UK 100 per cent January 2010
Neotel South Africa 30 per cent January 2009
China Enterprise
Communications
Limited (CEC)

China 50 per cent June 2008
Transtel
Telecoms (TT)
South Africa April 2007
CONTD.
COMPANY ACQUIRED
COMPNY
COUNTRY STAKE % YEAR
Tata Power
Broadband
India
India September
2005
Teleglobe
International
US July 2005
Tyco Global
Network
US November
2004
Dishnet
DSL's ISP
division
India March 2004
Gemplex US July 2003
SUBSIDIARIES
S Tata Communications Transformation Services. (TCTS)
S Tata Communications Internet Services (TCIS)
S Tata Communications Payment Solutions Limited
(TCPSL)