LONDON, November 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced that it has received the Best Global Wholesale Offering Award from Capacity magazine. This prestigious accolade from Capacity magazine, one of the most important publications for telecommunications carriers and service providers, testifies to Tata Communications' leadership in the development and implementation of its wholesale strategy.

The judging panel comprising senior Capacity editorial staff as well as a range of senior industry analysts recognized Tata Communications' pole position in the wholesale business, which is anchored by a globe-spanning network of submarine and terrestrial cables with over 300 PoPs, and reaching to over 240 countries and territories.

Capacity magazine's Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards recognise the achievements of leading players in the wholesale telecoms industry. The awards were announced on Nov 23 at the Capacity Europe 2009 event in Amsterdam, at a reception attended by over 400 senior industry executives.

Tata Communications impressed in all the judging categories for the award from its solutions approach, quality and performance of the network, reach, speed to market, pricing strategy as well as investment in their network, said Matthew Whalley, editor of Capacity magazine. The company has shown itself to be a leader in voice communications and active in looking at new services and propositions across the wholesale market.

The Tata Communications wholesale business services more than 1,600 carrier customers, 480 direct connect relationships, 785 mobile operators and 700 VoIP providers with a wide portfolio of innovative solutions to address the specific needs of each segment of our industry - mobile operators, broadband providers, new portal players, retail service providers and wholesale carriers worldwide.

Earlier in June, Tata Communications was also made BT's primary voice supplier of International Direct Dial outside of BT's footprint countries - exemplifying Tata Communications' ability to meet service providers' global communication needs and help them focus on their core business while gaining large economies of scale.

Other achievements that helped Tata Communications win the award included its completion of the Tata Global Network Intra-Asia (TGN-IA) cable which provides route diversity in Asia and increased capacity to the Philippines and Vietnam, and its role in the launch of the SEACOM cable, the first to provide connectivity down the East coast of Africa. Tata Communications also deployed a global Sonus-based next-generation network, launched portability-corrected routing to 12 of the largest and most popular destinations, and rolled out the industry's first global wholesale carrier-offered voice peering service.

This year's award is a timely recognition for Tata Communications' suite of wholesale solution offerings which is backed by the industry most advanced voice routing systems, a Tier-1 IP backbone and our very own TGN cable system that assures high redundancy, solid resilience and low latency, said Michel Guyot, President, Global Voice Solutions, Tata Communications Our strategy and our investment in developing industry leading wholesale solutions have translated into valuable expertise and substantial cost savings for our customers.

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited), Nepal (United Telecom Limited), and subject to approval by the Chinese government, China (China Enterprise Communications)

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.

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: Isabelle Turcotte Tata Communications +1-514-868-7505 Janice Goveas Tata Communications +91-92233-94575 Danny Lim Hill Knowlton Singapore for Tata Communications +65-6390-3360

SOURCE: Tata Communications Limited

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Isabelle Turcotte, Tata Communications,+1-514-868-7505,; Janice Goveas,Tata Communications, +91-92233-94575,;Danny Lim, Hill Knowlton Singapore for Tata Communications,+65-6390-3360,