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Sify subsidiary receives NLD, ILD licenses from DoT

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) Sify Communications Ltd (SifyComm), a subsidiary of internet service provider Sify Ltd, today received licenses to operate and offer National Long Distance (NLD) and International Long Distance (ILD) services from the Department of Telecommunication (DoT).

Following this, Sify has, with immediate effect, transferred its VPN business to SifyComm.

Sify Ltd CEO and MD Raju Vegesna said, ''I am confident that these licenses, along with our expertise, knowledge and infrastructure will help further strengthen our leadership in converged services over our data network.'' Both the companies had signed an MoU earlier this year to this effect and the licenses were applied for as they became a condition for the provisioning of IP VPN services.

With the NLD and ILD licenses in place, SifyComm will be able to enhance the portfolio of connectivity services to customers, Mr Bhaskar Sayyaparaju, Chief Technology Officer, Sify added.

The licenses will enable SifyComm to offer Domestic Leased Circuits (DLCs) and International Private Leased Circuits (IPLCs) in addition to Long Distance Subscriber Telephony services.

Many VPN customers, especially multi-nationals and the IT and ITeS companies, subscribe to DLCs and IPLCs. The ability to offer these services together will give Sify an advantage, particularly with the company's technical expertise in data services over IP (Internet Protocol) networks.


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