Telstra has entered into a partnership with Tata Communications in order to provide its customers with superior connectivity options. As per the deal the Network-to-Network Interconnection (NNI) will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence (PoPs), extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities such as Jaipur, Surat and Trichy.
Speaking about the agreement, Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, Head of Connectivity and Platforms Portfolio, said, “The new arrangement with Tata Communications was part of Telstra’s broader MPLS strategy, which includes NNI agreements in emerging markets that are of high value to customers and the expansion of its own on-net PoPs. The latest estimates from a PricewaterhouseCoopers report predict India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030. When you combine this with its young and burgeoning working-age population, you’ve got a compelling consumption boom and a competitive edge that sets Asia’s third-largest economy apart from many other countries.”
Commenting about the association, James Walker, Vice President, Managed Networks Services, Tata Communications, said, “India is a key emerging market, and our position as a company founded in India, coupled with our tier-1 network which circles the globe, allows us to provide international customers with best-in-class performance and coverage across India and beyond. We are pleased to be working with Telstra to provide their customers the high level of connectivity support and access needed for growth and global investment into this key region.”
Both the companies are set to grow with this partnership. Moreover, it will enable Telstra to strengthen its position of operating one of the most scalable networks across the globe.