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Tata Communications Receives Two Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards
Sep 25, 2008 (08:09 AM EDT)


LONDON, September 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, received two awards at the Global Telecoms Business 2008 Innovation Awards which took place earlier this month in London.

Tata Communications, which was recognized for its International wholesale network transformation for its Global IP Voice network and International network infrastructure transformation for the TGN-Intra Asia and TGN-Eurasia submarine cables, was selected by an exclusive judging panel based on the company's innovations worldwide.

"Tata Communications has taken the lead in transforming our global voice network to next-generation capabilities, this award illustrates our strength and commitment to offering innovative and revenue generating services to providers in the IP Voice space," commented Michel Guyot, President, Global Voice Solutions, Tata Communications.

"We are extremely pleased to be the recipient of these esteemed awards. Global Telecoms Business recognizing our development in cable expansion further acknowledges our strategy to expand our global transmission network through innovative partnership models with other regional players," remarked Mr. Vinod Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Communications.

Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards felicitate the most innovative projects and initiatives undertaken by companies in the telecommunications industry. "Tata Communications is leading the industry in cable build out and network expansion in the telecommunications market, we are pleased to present them with both prestigious awards and look forward to their continued work in bringing groundbreaking innovations to carriers, enterprises and customers worldwide," said Alan Burkitt-Gray, Editor of Global Telecoms Business.

The Global Telecom Business Awards are a huge draw for the industry with about 250 leaders of industry from around the world attending the 2008 ceremony at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London. The guest list included Chief Executive Officers, Chief Technology Officers and leaders from operators and vendors across the globe.

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 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 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.

About Global Telecom Business Magazine and the GTB Innovations Awards

About 250 leaders of the industry from around the world attended the 2008 ceremony at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London on the evening of Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

Guests at the ceremony included chief executive officers, chief technology officers and other leaders from operators and vendors throughout the world, including Europe, China, Africa, India, Russia, North and South America, and the Pacific.

Hundreds of nominations for the industry's innovative projects were received from the readers of Global Telecoms Business since early in 2008 in a number of key categories.

The winners, as selected by the judging panel, represent the most innovative projects in the industry worldwide in four key categories:

1: fixed infrastructure and operations 2: wireless infrastructure and operations 3: business fixed and mobile service innovations 4: consumer fixed and mobile service innovations

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 http://www.sec.gov . Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, updates or alters its forward-looking statements.

Media Contacts: Janice Goveas Tata Communications +91-92233-94575 janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com Media Agency STC Associates +1-212-725-1900 x204 kristen@stcassociates.com

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Janice Goveas, Tata Communications, janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com+91-92233-94575, ; Media Agency: STCAssociates, +1-212-725-1900 x204,