MUMBAI, India, September 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- Managed Global Connectivity Backed by Service Availability SLA and 24x7 Customer Support

Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, announced today the launch of a new Global VPN Extended Access Service (EAS). This new cost-effective solution extends VPN access to customer sites that do not require dedicated links as well as those located in hard-to-reach geographies. EAS complements Tata Communications Global VPN Service to provide an integrated solution that addresses the full range of customers' communications needs.

With coverage in more than 150 countries - virtually everywhere around the globe - customers can now integrate even their most remote locations into a single VPN, without compromising on security or managing a multitude of different vendors. "Tata Communications Global VPN Extended Access Service, backed by industry-leading SLAs gives our customers a new option that simplifies management of a far-reaching corporate VPN," said Genius Wong, Senior Vice President, Global IP and VPN Services. "We are committed to offering managed services that leverage our global IP reach and enable our customers of all sizes to deploy efficient, optimized solutions."

Tata Communications Global VPN Extended Access Service leverages features of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), IP Security (IPSec) and Virtual Network Operator (VNO) Connect Access Services to provide a managed IPSec access to the nearest IPSec gateway, thereby integrating the site with the customer's VPN for a seamless, secure solution. This service also provides the ability to create multiple independent virtual private networks in conjunction with its Multi-VPN service. Customers can map any EAS site to any of its VPNs to enable partner or extranet applications. For non-India based sites, service also includes the procurement and management of the Broadband Internet Access. Customers save on time and money through unified ordering, billing and trouble resolution for the entire solution, allowing them to focus on their core business.

"Global businesses require high-speed connectivity to give partner locations or satellite offices secure, cost-effective access to business applications," said Claude Sassoulas, Managing Director, Wholesale Data and Enterprise - Europe. "This service enables our customers to outsource their global VPN to a single, trusted partner, decreasing management requirements and discovering cost efficiencies."

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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.

Tata Communications' 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.

Tata Communications' 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.

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)

Forward-looking and cautionary statements

Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata Communications' expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Tata Communications' operations, and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications' network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company's communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications' industry; and, in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications' control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications' various filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

Media Contacts: Harpreet Jabbara Tata Communications +91-9250001787 Janice Goveas Tata Communications +91-92233-94575 Media Agency STC Associates +1-212-725-1900 x204

Media Contacts: Harpreet Jabbara, Tata Communications, +91-9250001787,; Janice Goveas, Tata Communications, +91-92233-94575,; Media Agency, STC Associates, +1-212-725-1900 x204,