Important Ethernet Industry Event helped to be brought to India by Tata Communications
Tata Communications announced active participation in securing the upcoming MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) World Tour – Ethernet Business Services event for India. The Forum is to be held 18 February 2009 at Le Meridien Hotel in Bangalore. The event is being held to educate IT decision-makers from throughout the region about the benefits of adopting Ethernet business services, as Ethernet services continue to transform the world of business communications. The one-day educational event will feature industry speakers and analysts who will outline a variety of cost-saving solutions to address national and global connectivity needs.
Hosted by the MEF, a global non-profit organization at the forefront of Carrier Ethernet development, the seminar will showcase how Ethernet services are enabling both traditional and cutting-edge IT application deployments across global and vertical markets. Long dominant in LAN, Ethernet now represents carrier-class technology and has become the new communications service of choice for metro, national, and international WAN connectivity. As the first MEF-certified provider in India and one of the earliest globally, Tata Communications will play a key role in the MEF World Event, providing several speakers.
“Tata Communications has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the MEF and has supported their global efforts effusively,” said John Hoffman, Head of Ethernet Services for Tata Communications. “We are honored to be part of the MEF’s India event. India is an emerging, strong economy offering formidable growth opportunities.”
With more than 150 active members spanning the globe, the MEF represents all Ethernet industry stakeholder groups. By working closely with other standards bodies, such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the organization’s mission is to accelerate worldwide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. MEF membership and certifications are highly regarded as an indicator of superior quality assurance. With growing international respect and recognition, the MEF is well-known in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Recent efforts by the MEF are also focusing on India and China.
Tata Communications has played a significant role in revolutionizing Ethernet globally by introducing unique Dedicated Ethernet services, in addition to an existing wide range of Ethernet services, making Ethernet a flexible and cost-effective, network option. As per Current Analysis Competitive Intelligence report “Tata Communications is moving early to capture the attention of the market with a modern carrier Ethernet range that is also certified by the MEF (i.e., 9 & 14 accreditation).”
“Our presence in India is complemented by our relationship with Tata Communications,” said Nan Chen, MEF President. “We take great pride in acknowledging Tata Communications’ role with the MEF—both as a contributing, certified member and for playing a key part in bringing our upcoming event to Bangalore.”
For more details about all Tata Communications’ global Ethernet services, please visit: http://www.tatacommunications.com/enterprise/network/ethernet.asp
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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.
The firm’s 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.
The company’s 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.
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