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Tata Communications Announces Expansion of Data Centre Services With Launch of

Tier-3 Data Centre in EMEA Market


LONDON, Feb 25 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    - Demand for UK Data Centre Services Soars as Enterprises Look to Reduce

Costs Worldwide


    Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications,

announces it plans for London 2, a Tier-3 data centre, that will provide a

state-of-the-art environment for supporting mission critical infrastructures,

with advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features to

ensure that Tata Communications client's critical systems and applications

are readily available while optimizing energy efficiency. The 21,400 square

foot London 2 data centre will be ready for service during the second quarter

of 2009.


    Tata Communications has seen a dramatic growth in the number

of UK companies looking to outsource their hosted IT operations as they look

to rationalise costs and free up capital. Increasingly, the lack of power in

the City of London has seen many firms seek to move operations outside the

M25 and into a managed service environment to lower their cost of ownership,

improve performance and reduce downtime of their IT investment. Moreover, a

shift to an Opex-based hosting model by selectively outsourcing their IT

infrastructure to an experienced services provider such as Tata

Communications can achieve rapid cost savings.


    Tata Communications will offer its full suite of data centre

services including colocation, managed hosting and managed storage services,

in addition to related and complementary value-added services. The company's

data centre operations and services are monitored and managed on-site and

remotely, from its centralized Managed Services Operations Centre (MSOC) on a

24x7x365 basis and by a team of highly experienced technical, communications

and facilities staff. Tata Communications is ISO/IEC 14001, 20000 and 27001

certified for its Global Managed Services Operations in the areas of Managed

Hosting, Managed Storage Services and Hosted Messaging Services. The London 2

data centre will reside on Tata Communications Tier-1 IP backbone from which

it can provide high capacity Internet, MPLS and Ethernet services globally.


    "Tata Communications has seen a rapid increase in demand for

managed IT infrastructure services in the EMEA region, driven in part by

rationalising IT budgets and companies looking to outsource their data centre

operations and achieve greater cost and resource efficiencies," said Abid

Qadiri, Vice President of Data Centre Services for Tata Communications. "As

the availability of highly secure Tier-3 data centre space is limited, we are

pleased to bring this state-of-the-art facility to the market."


    Located 25 miles from London, the highly secure data centre

facility was built by Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale

data centre provider, and contains two individually segregated, maintainable

data halls that receive six megawatts of power from diversely routed

supplies. As Tata Communications third data centre opened in the UK, London 2

brings the company's total data centre footprint in the region to over 50,000

square feet. The company owns and operates data centres on three continents

totalling nearly one million square feet of space.


    On February 12, Tata Communications' announced plans to invest

USD $180 million in development of data centre and associated services in

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Singapore,

(http://www.tatacommunications.com/news/release-view.asp?d=20090212-

investment) scheduled to open in 2010. (Due to the length of this URL, it may

be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's

URL address field. Remove the space if one exists.) The addition of London 2

and the Singapore data centre are part of the global expansion to address

demands of enterprise customers worldwide, while supporting Tata

Communications' commitment to invest more than $2 billion to further fuel

global expansion plans.


    For further information on Tata Communications Data Centre Solutions and



    For more information on London 2 visit



    About Tata Communications


    Tata Communications, a member of the $62.5 billion Tata Group,

is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. The emerging

markets communications leader leverages its advanced solutions capabilities

and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver

managed solutions to multi-national and Indian enterprises, service providers

and Indian consumers.


    Tata Communications' range of services include transmission,

IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosting and

storage, managed security, managed collaboration and business transformation

for global enterprises and service providers, as well as Internet, retail

broadband and content services for Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network

encompasses one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a

Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300

Pops, and more than 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation

facilities.


    Tata Communications' unique emerging market depth and breadth

of reach includes a national fiber backbone network and access to network in

over 60 cities and 125 Pops in India, strategic investments in South African

converged services operator, Neotel, Sri Lanka and Nepal and, subject to

fulfilment of conditions precedent, a 50% ownership in China Enterprise

Communications (CEC) providing full country VPN coverage in China.


    Servicing customers from its offices in over 80 cities in 40

countries, Tata Communications is the number one global international

wholesale voice operator and number one provider of international long

distance, enterprise data and Internet services in India, the Company was

named "Best Wholesale Carrier" at the World Communications Awards in 2006,

"Best Pan-Asian Wholesale Provider" at the 2006 and 2007 Capacity Magazine

Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards and was awarded "Best Progress in

Emerging Markets" at the 2008 Mobile Communication Awards.


    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

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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 http://www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is

under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or

alter its forward-looking statements.


    Media Contacts:

    Andrew Faupel

    Tata Communications

    +44(0)7833-482329

    andrew.faupel@tatacommunications.com


    Janice Goveas

    Tata Communications

    +91-92233-94575

    janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com


    Media Agency

    STC Associates

    +1-646-214-6545

    kristen@stcassociates.com


    Source: Tata Communications Limited




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