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Tata Communications partners with Continuant to enhance digital cloud communication platforms

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ORLANDO, Fla., March 27, 2017 — Today at Enterprise Connect, global managed services provider, Continuant announced an extension of its strategic partnership with Tata Communications, a leading global provider of communication and managed services, to provide dedicated hosted Cisco collaboration solutions to enterprise customers worldwide.

The partnership combines the strengths of Tata Communications’ global connectivity and platform capabilities with Continuant’s industry-leading experience maintaining existing legacy systems and transitioning companies to the cloud. The result is a one-stop-shop solution for companies seeking fully managed, scalable cloud solutions.

According to a research study by Global Market Insights, the unified communications market is forecast to hit $96 billion by 2023. And, while there are many options for enterprises to consider when implementing their UC cloud strategies, usually those options are limited to shared technology with limited voice features, implemented by multiple vendors. This situation often leads to a lack of management visibility and analytics, and also presents interoperability issues and inconsistent user experiences.

“Together with Continuant, we look forward to providing a single solution with endpoint-to-data center visibility, management, and accountability with a single point of contact for service,” said Gaurav Anand, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Global Alliances, Tata Communications. “Continuant has more than two decades of experience taking care of enterprise communications platforms, and has earned a reputation as a service leader. This partnership enhances our current offering and enables us to offer a consistent experience for our customers with a high level of interoperability – key to providing a true unified communications experience.”

“The partnership with Tata Communications will help Continuant continue to expand globally in markets that need fully managed, feature rich and scalable cloud solutions that require a high level of customer service—via a one stop shop,” said Doug Graham, CEO, Continuant. “Tata Communications has an extensive global network and is the only operator with a wholly owned fiber ring around the world.  They bring the power of global connectivity and IT platform infrastructure to Continuant’s existing customer base.”

Tata Communications runs the world’s largest wholly owned and most advanced subsea fibre cable network. This underpins the fifth largest Internet backbone globally, carrying over 25% of the world’s Internet routes. On top of this, it connects operators to 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers and also connects businesses to over 60% of the world’s cloud giants. The established infrastructure, connectivity and reach serve as the foundation for the platforms and ecosystems that Tata Communications is providing to enable digital evolution and transformation for customers globally.

About Continuant

Continuant (www.continuant.com) is an independent provider of global unified communications managed services solutions for the enterprise, with an unsurpassed record of extraordinary customer service. Continuant is committed to achieving its customers’ business communications objectives, including providing maintenance and support for legacy systems, managing complex unified communications infrastructures, and offering global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). Continuant provides service plans that deliver proven results along with an outstanding customer experience.

About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises and communications service providers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice communications. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. http://www.tatacommunications.com

Forward-looking and cautionary statements
Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata Communications’ expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Tata Communications’ operations, and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications’ network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company’s communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications’ industry; and, in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications’ control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications Limited’s Annual Reports. The Annual Reports of Tata Communications Limited are available at www.tatacommunications.com. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

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