Global MPLS Network Expanded with Batelco Partnership
Today, Tata Communications announced its partnership with Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) provided another key milestone in the global expansion of its MPLS network into the Middle East. In addition to being Bahrain’s leading integrated communications provider, Batelco is providing end-to-end telecommunications solutions to retail and enterprise customers in the Middle East region. This partnership has enabled Tata Communications to offer MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) VPN services into Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and other locations within the region for its customers in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.
The Middle East region plays an increasingly important role the current global economic scenario, witnessing growth in business and a corresponding demand for global connectivity solutions. The partnership with Batelco extends Tata Communications’ capability to provide MPLS services in 78 countries and with Extended Access Service via IPSec gateways, in over 150 countries.
Tata Communications continues to solidify its footprint as a global player, enabling multinational companies to connect employees, customers, and partners in all key emerging markets, such as the Middle East, India, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Egypt and South Africa. Tata Communications’ customers can avail themselves of high quality solutions from a single service provider for their connectivity needs which are spread vastly across these regions. The solutions are fully scalable, seamless and backed by SLAs for voice, data, video, and multimedia applications in these high growth areas and the rest of the world
“Our partnership with Batelco allows us to expand our network in the Middle East and serve our customers by leveraging in-region relationships, expertise and local knowledge,” said Radwan Moussalli, Managing Director of Wholesale Data and Enterprise Business for Tata Communications’ Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
According to Mr. Adel Daylami, General Manager, Business Sales & Products for Batelco, “We share the same goals of network expansion so our relationship with Tata Communications is a win-win for all – our corporations and our customers.”
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.
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.
Tata Communications Limited along with its global subsidiaries, (Tata Communications), is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.tatacommunications.com
About Bahrain Telecommunications Company
Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) is the leading integrated communications provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Committed to delivering cutting-edge telecommunications to corporate and consumer customers in Bahrain, the Middle East, and North Africa regions, Batelco offers comprehensive solutions, including MPLS-based network services, mobile services, international roaming, broadband Internet, satellite services, and WiFi. With investments totaling US $1.4 billion in telecom infrastructure in Bahrain since 1981, Batelco has invested significantly in the NGN (Next Generation Networks) infrastructure, which has reinforced the Kingdom’s position as a leading communications hub. The company’s shares are listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange with a total capitalization of approximately 3.1 billion as of June 2008.. With an ongoing strategy to grow overseas, the Batelco Group incorporates joint venture operations in Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.batelco.com