Etisalat & Tata Communications Introduce Advanced Communication Services In Uae

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Etisalat & Tata Communications Introduce Advanced Communication Services in UAE

MUMBAI, Mar. 2/ PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    - Leading Service Providers Jointly Provide Cutting-Edge Ethernet and MPLS

VPN Services to UAE and Globally

    - Higher Bandwidth, Scalability and Easy Provisioning Key Benefits of

Ethernet Service

    Etisalat, and Tata Communications, a leading provider of the

new world of communications and a part of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, today

jointly announced the launch of enterprise network services, enabling to

offer a range of dedicated Ethernet services to the customers seeking

connectivity in the UAE and globally. The partnership enables Etisalat to

extend its reach by offering Layer-2 Global Ethernet services into and out of

the UAE, while Tata Communications can now extend its global network coverage

into the UAE.

    Tata Communications is the global leader in Ethernet services

portfolio. Etisalat can now leverage Tata Communications' Ethernet portfolio

to offer advanced network services to its customers who are expanding

globally into new and emerging markets, looking for a service provider who

provides the best connectivity options.

    Tata Communications' MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) certified

range of Ethernet services span across five continents and features Layer-2

Ethernet over SONET/SDH, Ethernet over MPLS and a range of configurations to

keep pace with the growth in customer requirements. Ethernet today is an

ideal choice for enterprises with growing bandwidth and technology

requirements, as it is cost-effective, scalable, and a flexible solution for

enterprises of all sizes.

    Abdulla Hashim, Vice President, Business Solutions at Etisalat

said, "Etisalat's alliance with Tata Communications is a significant

accomplishment, in line with our strategy of partnering with leading service

providers to extend Etisalat's global footprint. Through this partnership,

Etisalat will offer benefits of dedicated end-to-end bandwidth through a

superior variety of global Ethernet solutions in addition to offering value

added services like Managed Disaster Recovery, Managed Data centre services

etc. to our customers."

    Etisalat also plans to extend its global footprint by either setting up its

own nodes or by partnering with the best telecom operators across the globe.

Etisalat currently has partnerships with 15 major telecom providers worldwide

since 2005 and has been offering international connectivity 

solutions to major customers. By partnering with Tata Communications, 

Etisalat has completed the loop of reaching every corner of the world.

    Tata Communications will now be able to extend connectivity

into the UAE for its Ethernet and global MPLS customers. Tata Communications

considers the UAE as a highly strategic market experiencing rapid growth in

international trade and business. Tata Communications, with one of the

largest submarine cable networks in the world and a sophisticated array of

managed services, would further enhance the UAE nodes into a hub for its

enterprise network solutions in the Gulf region.

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    Both partners intend to build and offer a host of value-added

services including Telepresence, managed security services, CDN (content

delivery networks), Hosting and Managed Contact Centers into the region. Tata

Communications now has a new office in Dubai, in addition to its existing

office in Abu Dhabi.

    Commenting on this partnership Vinod Kumar, Chief Operating

Officer of Tata Communications, "Expansion into the UAE in partnership with

Etisalat achieves a key milestone in our strategy of building connectivity

into emerging markets and being the provider of choice, delivering seamless

solutions to meet the varied and wide spread network needs of our global


    Both providers will effectively collaborate to work on various

marketing and sales support activities in the UAE and globally to develop and

deliver innovative solutions. These solutions would be targeted for key

enterprise segments such as airlines, media, real estate, logistics, banking

& finance and other companies.

    "We stand to realize long and lasting benefits from joining

hands with an acclaimed telecommunications provider like Etisalat. Their

expertise, experience in the UAE and their vast array of services will be of

high advantage to our customers expanding operations in this region."

commented Radwan Moussalli, Managing Director of the Middle East and North

Africa regions for Tata Communications.

    For more details about Tata Communications 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 center and co-location


    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

fulfillment 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 along with its global

subsidiaries, (Tata Communications), is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange

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and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New

York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)

    About Etisalat

    Etisalat has been the telecommunications service provider in

the United Arab Emirates since 1976. Since then, it has built up

state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure and taken a leadership position of

innovation and reliability among regional and international operators.

    Etisalat is one of the largest telecommunications companies in

the world and the largest operator in the Arab world headquartered in the UAE

(as per FT500 March 31, 2008).

    Etisalat operates in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East

and Africa, servicing over 80m customers. It also has Points of Presence

(PoP) in New York, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore

providing a truly global reach.

    In addition to being the UAE's telecom provider, Etisalat has

now expanded to manage and operate telecom companies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt,

Sudan, Pakistan, Tanzania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, Togo, Republic

of Central Africa, Ivory Coast, Nigeria , Indonesia and Afghanistan. With

shares in Sudan's 'Sudatel', Inida, Qatar's Q-Tel and Thuraya, the satellite

telephone service provider, Etisalat is a key regional player that lends its

expertise and resources towards the betterment of information and

communication technology.

    Visit Etisalat at

    Etisalat Contact:

    Mohammad Okour

    Mobile: +971-50-8815000

    Tata Communications contact :

    Harpreet Jabbara

    SOURCE: Tata Communications Limited


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