Tata Communications announced that it has
extended its global IP / VPN service offerings into Pakistan, through a
collaboration with Multinet Pakistan, an operating company of Axiata and a
provider of data and voice communications. The collaboration now makes Tata
Communications the largest global Ethernet provider in the world.
The partnership will enable enterprise
customers to enjoy the first commercially available Ethernet services in
Pakistan, as well as global Multiprotocol Label Switching(MPLS) communications services,
through a point of presence (PoP) deployment in Karachi.
This is the 100th country reached
by our MPLS services and the 52nd by our Ethernet services, giving
us the largest global Ethernet footprint. The MPLS and Ethernet node in
Pakistan will allow businesses to connect to their offices in Pakistan and
around the world using Tata Communications’ extensive regional and global
presence,” said Radwan Moussalli, managing director, Middle East & North
Africa Region, Tata Communications.
The new services are particularly ideal for
banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) companies looking to grow
their presence in Pakistan, or migrating from international private lines to
MPLS or Ethernet. Manufacturing, energy, IT and software development are other
fast-growing sectors of the economy which will benefit from improved
connectivity to the region and the rest of the world.
The India-Pakistan cross-border connectivity
will give us a unique value proposition,” said Rashid, senior executive vice
president, Multinet Pakistan. Enterprise customers will be
able to choose from point-to-point and multi-point MPLS and Ethernet
connectivity options across both locations,” Rashid added.
Recently, Tata Communications and Essar Telecom Kenya
(yuMobile), a unit of Essar Group, announced
their strategic sourcing agreement.
As per the agreement, yuMobile will, exclusively, route
all its international voice traffic through Tata Communications’ network. yuMobile continues to be one of the company’s
key suppliers of telecommunication services throughout Kenya.
By Telecomlead.com Team