Mumbai, Feb 27: India's private telecom operator Tata Communications Ltd has announced the expansion of its ''Global VPN'' service to China through a network to network interface (NNI) agreement with China Enterprise Netcom Corporation Ltd.
Under this agreement, Tata Communications and China Entercom have interconnected their respective MPLS (Multi- Protocol Label Switching) infrastructures, allowing Tata Comm's multi-national corporation (MNC) customers VPN connectivity reach beyond the existing 120 cities in India and 19 major business centers across North America, Asia and Europe. It also includes 347 cities throughout China. Additionally customers can connect with dual PoP locations in tier-one cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Tata Comm informed BSE yesterday.
''Tata Communications' agreement with China Entercom allows us to serve our many global and India's MNC customers who require a single scalable and reliable global VPN with deep reach into both India and China, and broad reach around the world,'' Tata Comm President, Global Data&Mobility Services, Tata Communications Vinod Kumar said.
''China and India are the engines driving the globalising information economy, and, it is critical for MNC's to establish reliable infrastructure in these markets,'' Mr Kumar said, ''Our agreement with China Entercom is part of a larger MPLS expansion plan that will include other NNI agreements, as well as the expansion of Tata Comm's international on-net in key strategic regions and emerging markets.''
This partnership with CEC will offer customers additional reach into and across China allowing international and Indian MNCs to be seamlessly served with a single VPN that covers India, China and major metropolitan areas worldwide. The service is available with both managed and unmanaged options, supported by 24/7, end-to-end network management, and tied to a stringent and unified Service Level Agreement (SLA), Mr Kumar added.