MUMBAI, India, November 4 /PRNewswire/ --

- South East Asia is a Key Focus for Network Expansion

Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, today announced the expansion of its global MPLS (Multi- Protocol Label Switching) services into key South - East Asian destinations, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand - providing rest of the world connectivity to the customers conducting business in these key markets.

The MPLS expansion to these key destinations will add to Tata Communications' existing over 120 PoPs (Points of Presence) within India and its network presence in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Sri Lanka as well as the company's wide global network of international PoPs, Strategic alliances and IPSec functionality.

As a leading MPLS provider in Asia, Tata Communications now offers customers access to a major network of owned cables, ensuring full scalability, redundancy, and vast global reach to the Middle East, Europe, Americas and soon to Latin America. Tata Communications MPLS reach spans over 65 countries and with Extended Access Service, a service that includes broadband access and IPSec integration, this global reach expands to over 150 countries.

As Asia emerges as a world leader in high growth industry sectors such as manufacturing, telecommunications, and tourism, enterprises need to seamlessly communicate and collaborate with geographically dispersed employees, customers and partners. Tata Communications has a comprehensive Global VPN Services portfolio that provides customers flexible solutions to meet their diverse needs. These services include flexible access options, a wide range of port speeds, and traffic prioritization through multiple classes of service. The customer can choose from a host of other networking solutions, including Managed Security, Managed Hosting and Storage, and TelePresence to avoid multiplicity of vendors for different network needs.

With these robust service offers and continued network expansion into key emerging markets like Southeast Asia, Tata Communications is emerging as a leading global provider customers can trust to provide seamless solutions to meet their vast communications needs, said Richard Knott, Vice President, Enterprise Sales and Managed Services for Tata Communications.

Other significant initiatives in the Asia region include the construction of the TGN-Intra Asia cable system that offers a unique design, avoiding earthquake zones around Taiwan. This cable system is provisioned to have direct link from Singapore to Japan and Hong Kong; and provide inroads to new emerging markets such as Vietnam and the Philippines. Once the system is operational, its express fiber route between Singapore and Japan will offer solutions with the lowest latency.

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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, BestPan-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 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, updates or alters its forward-looking statements.

Media Contacts: Harpreet Jabbara Tata Communications +91-92500-01787 Janice Goveas Tata Communications +91-92233-94575 Media Agency STC Associates +1-212-725-1900 x204

Media Contacts: Harpreet Jabbara, Tata Communications, +91-92500-01787,; Janice Goveas, Tata Communications, +91-92233-94575,; Media Agency, STC Associates, +1-212-725-1900 x204,