AUSTRALIA & INDIA: Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications,
The Network-to-Network Interconnection (NNI) will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence (PoPs), extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities such as Jaipur, Surat and Trichy.
Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, head of Connectivity and Platforms Portfolio, said the new arrangement with Tata Communications was part of Telstra’s broader MPLS strategy, which includes NNI agreements in emerging markets that are of high value to customers and the expansion of its own on-net PoPs.
“The latest estimates from a PricewaterhouseCoopers report predict India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030. When you combine this with its young and burgeoning working-age population, you’ve got a compelling consumption boom and a competitive edge that sets Asia's third-largest economy apart from many other countries.
“With these economic and social indicators in mind, we’re seeing demand for data connectivity throughout India grow as an increasing number of Asian, European and American headquartered businesses look to India for long-term growth opportunities.
“Telstra is focused on providing services to large multinational companies that are expanding across Asia and the rest of the world, which is why we are leveraging Tata Communications’ deep network footprint to extend our service coverage throughout India and provide customers the same security, redundancy and quality of service offered on the Telstra network.”
Through the partnership, Telstra and Tata Communications have defined roles and responsibilities for the management of the NNI to ensure the seamless delivery and support for services in the region.
By leveraging Tata Communications’ domestic infrastructure and global subsea fibre network, users will benefit from reduced latency and increased network availability, empowering them to rapidly access the business services they need.