Tata Communications, PCCW Global to interconnect IPX and MPLS networks via NNI

Tata Communications has partnered with PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong telecommunications provider HKT, to expand global network capabilities for video and data.

Under this partnership the companies have agreed to interconnect the IPX and MPLS networks of both companies via a Network-to-Network Interface (NNI). This will allow both companies to offer global enterprise customers enhanced network data services and high quality HD video conferencing capability, the company said.

Thanks to the new network, enterprise customers will have the ability to connect directly in HD video with customers, suppliers and employees around the world through a faster, higher quality data connection.

Users can access a variety of applications such as voice, data and video regardless of their location and have the opportunity to expand their reach globally with increased access to destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

The two interconnections between Tata Communications and PCCW Global are based on MPLS Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) and IPX connectivity platform. The platform is supported by Tata Communications’ global MPLS network and fiber optic subsea cable ring.

PCCW Global provides MPLS, IPX and VoIPX in over 130 countries.

The alliance between Tata Communications and PCCW Global started in 2013 when both worked together to deliver Voice over IPX.

The new agreement further extends this relationship with expanded network capabilities for data and video, thereby allowing both companies to access each other’s extensive global fiber-based MPLS networks, the company said.

Rangu Salgame, CEO, Growth Ventures & Service Provider Group, Tata Communications, said, “There is a clear shift towards an open ecosystem between telecom providers in the Asia Pacific region. Providers are now aligning and interconnecting their networks so traffic can travel between their networks seamlessly and at the highest possible quality. For service providers and end-users, this means better service, better technology and unprecedented reach. This partnership creates new access routes for enterprise customers making video a daily business tool, boosting the pace of business across the region.”

Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global, commented, “Together with Tata Communications, PCCW Global has played a vital role in making HD voice a central part of business communications in Asia Pacific. With our new agreement to interconnect IPX and MPLS via NNI, we have the ability to unlock additional opportunity for businesses both in the region and the world, by making video call and conferencing a central part of current communications portfolios and by leveraging the extensive coverage capability and quality of service capabilities of IPX.”

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