MUMBAI, India, July 21 --

- Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Based Network Solution is Fast Emerging
as a Viable Alternative for Enterprises Reveals Frost Sullivan

Enterprises across have grown by leaps and bounds due to the global expansion;
for these enterprises to run effectively connectivity and data management are a
key priority. In short, Network management which will be secure, scalable and
flexible enough to accommodate the vast expanding array of services has now
become a priority for CIOs.

Keeping this in mind, Tata Communications Cisco presented a 5-city Frost
Sullivan Executive MindXchange on Managed MPLS. TCL has partnered with CISCO to
provide managed MPLS services in the global market and is leveraging the synergy
of the partnership. At this series of summit conferences Frost Sullivan
launched a joint whitepaper titled Managed MPLS a holistic approach to
integrated IT.

Mr. Girish Trivedi, Deputy Director, ICT Practice, Frost Sullivan, South Asia
Middle East commented, Our enterprise data study shows that MPLS is the fastest
growing connectivity solution (CAGR of 44 percent) in India. The MindXchange
summit was aimed at bringing forth the changing communications needs and how
MPLS is emerging as a cost-effective, highly secure connectivity solution
allowing enterprise to save costs and build reliability in their networks. One
of the features of this summit was the development of the TCO framework created
by Frost Sullivan in association with Cisco and Tata Communications to measure
some of the benefits achieved by moving to Managed MPLS services.

Frost Sullivan’s whitepaper on MPLS reveals that Multi-protocol Label
Switching (MPLS) based network solution is fast emerging as a viable alternative
for enterprises. The business value of MPLS network service like lower TCO,
higher efficiency, better connectivity, value maximization and business
continuity evinces the shift for the same instead of some other contemporary

In addition, the current service provider models enable the entire task of
network and data management to be outsourced to a service provider who dispels
the need for domain expertise in managing the network. Enterprises now can focus
on their core competencies and delight their customers.

This whitepaper provides enterprises and their CIO’s the much needed
perspective on managed MPLS services and helps understand the architecture,
business value and benefits of the services. The emerging partnerships among
value chain participants and their associated business models are helping
enterprises to choose a solution, which fits their network usage. The strong
market feelers further substantiate an enterprise’s migration for a MPLS
network service, which has immense future potential.

The paper includes cases of successful implementation of Managed MPLS network
solutions in diverse set of enterprises with varying sizes and requirement
complexities. These projects, executed by Tata Communications Limited with
network powered by CISCO equipment will be an excellent guide for enterprises
who wish to upgrade their network services to the managed MPLS based services.

The paper ends with a six point formula for enterprises to assess their network
requirements and arrive at an optimal network strategy. The formula includes the
process of choosing a service provider, which is most critical in adopting a
managed MPLS network solution for any enterprise.

Peter Juffernholz, head of MPLS Services at Tata Communications stated The MPLS
MindXchange summit across cities has been quite informative for IT
professionals, struggling to cut costs and streamline their networks, as a key
to business survival in the current economic scenario. Managed MPLS with
seamless reach within India and globally, has been clearly identified as a
mature, secure, and affordable alternative to enterprise-maintained

For service providers today, MPLS has become synonymous with high quality,
security and next-generation VPN services at a considerably lower TCO (total
cost of ownership). It allows managed service providers to build intelligent
networks for enterprises and deliver a wide variety of advanced, value-added
services over a single infrastructure. By integrating this network seamlessly
with any other existing infrastructure, carriers can deliver tailored services
as per the customer’s requirement, said Rahul Ambegaoker, Client Director,
Service Provider, CISCO India. We are happy to be associated with Tata
Communications and Frost Sullivan for this joint initiative to drive awareness
on the benefits of managed MPLS services, for operators as well as their
enterprise customers, he added.

If you are interested in a copy of the whitepaper, then send an e-mail to
Caroline Lewis/ Tanu Chopra, Corporate Communications, at / with your full name, company name,
title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website, city, state
and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a copy of the whitepaper
will be sent to you by e-mail

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