Tata Communications to Provide Managed Telepresence Services to Hannover Re

Leading global German reinsurance firm selects Tata Communications to deploy and manage Telepresence Service in 16 countries across the world

Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, today announces that it has been chosen by German reinsurance company, Hannover Re, to deploy and run its Telepresence facilities, serving the group’s internal teams in 18 locations across 16 countries, worldwide.

Tata Communications will roll out the Cisco Telepresence high-definition; immersive video collaboration systems to help employees based in Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East and Africa collaborate with each other on a daily basis. (more…)

Tata Communications And BT Join Forces to Extend Telepresence Connectivity

Industry first service links Tata Communications’ and BT’s video exchange communities

Tata Communications and BT today announce an agreement and associated customer trials for the industry’s first commercial service to allow customers on either of their existing video exchanges to establish conferences with customers on the other’s video exchange. The collaboration will provide each organization with open access to a much broader network of businesses.

This represents a major step towards open, ubiquitous connectivity between Telepresence™ endpoints, regardless of their parent network. The service will help enable Telepresence users to reach more partners, suppliers, customers and prospects at public and private end-points and will facilitate globally distributed, real time face-to-face virtual conference meetings that drive greater value to the collaborating businesses. (more…)

Tata Communications And Rendezvous Hospitality Group Open Singapore’s First Public Room Telepresence Facility

Businesses in Singapore can now use high definition, immersive videoconferencing for virtual meetings with people around the globe

Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, and Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG), a rapidly expanding regional hotel company in the Asia Pacific region, today announce that they have jointly opened Singapore’s first public Telepresence room. The opening furthers Tata Communications’ plans to drive global adoption of high-definition video conferencing technology for business collaboration. It also supports RHG’s mission to continually update business services offered to its guests. (more…)

Tata Communications FY2009-10 Consolidated Revenues Up 10.7 % to Rs 11,026 Crores

Tata Communications, a leading global provider of a new world of communications, reported its consolidated financial results under Indian GAAP for the year ended March 31, 2010. Consolidated revenues increased by 10.7 % to Rs 11,026 crores (about $2.32 Billion) from Rs. 9,963 crores in the previous year.

The company’s operating profit (EBIDTA) was Rs 1,012 crores for 2009-10 as against Rs 1,366 crores for the previous year. The company reported a net loss of Rs 598 crores for 2009-10. The consolidated net loss for the year includes a loss of Rs 464 crores for the company’s holding in Neotel, South Africa. The company’s shareholding in Neotel was at an effective 49.01 % for the full year as against 22.01% for a significant period of the previous year. The consolidated net loss also includes increases in other non-cash costs, depreciation by Rs 409 crores (consequent to significant amount of capitalization done over the last two years) and provision for retirals by Rs 161 crores (consequent to changes in actuarial assumptions for our overseas subsidiaries and amendments in the gratuity provisions in India). (more…)

Nimbus Communications’ Cricketnirvana.com to Stream Live Cricket Matches Using Tata Communications CDN Platform

Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced that Cricketnirvana.com, a prominent cricket portal from the house of Nimbus Communications has chosen its CDN platform to stream live, on-demand and rich media cricket content.

Tata Communications’ CDN service delivers among the highest performance and reliability in the industry while providing immediate access to content, including High-Definition Video, without delay or jitter. The CDN platform leverages Tata Communications’ Tier-1 Global IP network for world-class resiliency and performance. The LiveBroadcastTM service, part of the Tata Communications’ suite of Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, is a Flash-based streaming service for broadcasting TV quality live content on the Internet. The LiveBroadcast service eliminates the need for expensive hardware and proprietary software and can support hundreds of thousands of concurrent streams worldwide. (more…)

Tata Communications Partners With Infinity Africa to Expand Its Global Network And Service offering Into Tanzania

Tata Communications partners with Infinity Africa, a licensed Data Services Provider in Tanzania, expanding the reach of Tata Communications’ IP network further into East Africa. This follows the company’s establishment of a point of presence (Pop) in Kenya 6 months ago, further reinforcing its commitment to emerging markets.

Tata Communications has been providing internet and voice services in Tanzania for over 10 years – as Teleglobe (Tata Communications bought over Teleglobe in February 2006). This point of presence in Dar-es-Salaam offers tier 1 IP service in Tanzania and will enable local Service Providers to offer highly resilient Internet access. (more…)

Tata Communications Extends Its Reach to Russia

Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announces a further expansion of its network into Russia via a local Moscow point of presence. As the brand sets its sights on the growing demand for telecom services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), its local presence in this geography further reinforces its focus on emerging markets.

Tata Communications owns and operates one of the world’s largest private sub-sea cable networks, enabling flexible and scalable end-to-end solutions backed by strong Service Level Agreements (SLAs). It delivers services to over 1,600 wholesale customers, 10,000 enterprise customers and more than 600 mobile operators – this includes over 100 service providers in Russia and CIS that are serviced from the Moscow office. (more…)

Tata Communications Extends Video Connect Reach In Americas With Hibernia Media Partnership

Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, and Hibernia Media, a leading service provider for video transport and managed video services, today announced that they have partnered to provide a global solution for delivery of media services.

The alliance enables Tata Communications and Hibernia Media to increase their reach of end-to-end video solutions by making 125 media venues in the Americas available to Tata’s 12 Video Connect nodes globally. The two brands will share each other’s networks and customers will benefit from pre-connected venues that include major teleports, Cable and Satellite TV head ends, sporting venues, news outlets and broadcasters. (more…)

Tata Communications Achieves Record Growth for Business Volume; Continues Investment Momentum

In 2008, we launched Tata Communications with a vision to deliver a new world of communications to our customers and partners. We recognized that the shift to emerging markets was well underway, not just as sources of labor arbitrage but as markets of growing consumption. It was also undeniably clear that technologies, particularly Internet-based ones, were becoming an integral part of our lives and business processes. Their impact was to be felt in the way we communicated, collaborated, developed knowledge, shared and consumed content, as individuals and businesses. There was also an emerging trend, particularly amongst many businesses, to focus on activities that were core while partnering with other specialists for delivering other services. Even before the word recession was mentioned, many businesses had begun their journey towards new sources of growth and efficiency. We sought to be their communications’ partner in this journey into the New World. (more…)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Goes Live with Global Telepresence Meetings Suites Allowing Guests to Meet Across Continents

From the Magnificent Mile to Down Under: W Chicago City Center and Sheraton on the Park Sydney first in Starwood’s Global Portfolio to introduce Cisco TelePresence for Virtual Meetings

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) unveiled its first in-hotel Cisco TelePresence meeting suites today with a virtual, interactive meeting spanning across two continents. The W Chicago City Center and Sheraton on the Park Sydney are the first in Starwood’s global portfolio to introduce the new meeting facilities, showcasing the state-of-the-art Cisco TelePresence technology. Guests and corporate clients were brought together in a true-to-life meeting setting, despite more than 9,000 miles apart and the 17 hour time difference. Participants in both locations had a seat at the table and were able to meet “face-to-face” utilizing ultra-high definition video, superior audio and life-size imagery of all participants. (more…)

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