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07 October 2014
Australia’s Telstra has today revealed a network-to-network interconnection (NNI) deal with Tata Communications to extend its reach into India.
The NNI will see Telstra utilise
Tata’s 116 PoPs in several Indian cities
– including Jaipur, Surat and Trichy –
enabling the operator’s multinational customers to
benefit from high-quality connectivity into and out of the
A report from Google earlier this year predicted that the country will experience a
huge data boom in the next few years, and
PricewaterhouseCoopers said that 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," said Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, head of
connectivity and platforms portfolio at Telstra Global
Enterprises & Services.
"With these economic and social indicators in mind,
we’re seeing demand for data connectivity
throughout India grow as an increasing number of Asia, European
and America headquartered businesses look to India for
long-term growth opportunities," she added.
The agreement forms part of Telstra’s broader MPLS
strategy which is designed to establish NNIs in emerging
markets, as well as expand its own on-net PoPs.
The two companies have defined roles and responsibilities for
the management of the NNI to allow for seamless delivery,
reduced latency and increased network availability.
"India is a key emerging market, and our position as a company
founded in India, coupled with our Tier-1 network which circles
the globe, allows us to provide international customers with
best-in-class performance and coverage across India and
beyond," said James Walker, VP of managed network services at
"We are pleased to be working with Telstra to provide their
customers the high level of connectivity support and access
needed for growth and global investment into this key
Telstra launched its end-to-end network
solutions for Indian customers in September last year.