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Tata Communications

Type Private
Traded as BSE: 500483
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1986
Founders Indian Government
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people Vinod Kumar (CEO & MD)
Revenue US$2.6 billion (2011)[1]
Operating income US$182 million (2011)
Employees 7700 (2010)[2]
Parent Tata Group
Website .com.tatacommunicationswww

Tata Communications Limited, together with its Tata Communications subsidiary, is a global provider of managed communications services to multi-national enterprises and service providers.

The company’s global infrastructure includes subsea and terrestrial communications networks, a global Tier-1 network, and collocation and data centres. The subsea fibre optic cable network is the world’s largest, and includes the world’s only, wholly owned, complete cable ring around the world. The subsea and terrestrial networks combined stretch 700,000 kilometers. The global Tier-1 IP network provides connectivity to more than 200 countries and territories across 400 Points of Presence (PoPs). The company’s data centre infrastructure consists of 44 centres with a total of more than 1,000,000 square feet of space. The company’s largest data centre is located in Pune, India and covers 54,520 square feet.

Tata Communication Limited also provides managed enterprise services. They include high speed network connections, global MPLS virtual private networks (VPNs), the world’s largest network of telepresence services, the world’s most extensive DDoS mitigation and detection service, content delivery networks, and cloud enablement solutions.

In addition to serving established global markets, the company is a major provider of international voice communications in emerging markets. Its presence in these markets includes Neotel in South Africa, Tata Communications Lanka Limited in Sri Lanka, and United Telecom Limited in Nepal.


  • History 1
  • Subsidiaries 2
  • Formula 1 3
  • Cloud Services 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The company was founded as Videsh Sanchaar Nigam Limited (VSNL) in 1986.[9] VSNL was the first Indian PSU to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2000. In 2002 Tata Communications acquired a 45% stake in VSNL. The international arm of VSNL, VSNL International, was launched in 2004. VSNL, formerly owned by the Indian government, was acquired by the Tata Group and renamed Tata Communications Limited on February 13, 2008.[10][11]

In 2009, Tata Communications and Tyco Telecommunications completed the TGN-Intra Asia cable system. The company went on to acquire a number of cable systems from Tyco Communications, including VSNL Northern Europe, VSNL Western Europe, VSNL Transatlantic, and VSNL Transpacific. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.


  • Tata Communications Transformation Services. (TCTS)
  • Tata Communications Internet Services (TCIS)
  • Tata Communications Payment Solutions Limited (TCPSL)

Formula 1

Tata Communications made an agreement for race coverage with Formula 1 Management in 2012. [3]

Cloud Services

  • InstaCompute - IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service)
  • InstaOffice - SAAS (Software As A Service)
Tata Communications/VSNL Headquarters, Mumbai

See also


  1. ^ "Tata Communications Ltd: FY 2011". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Tata Communications Ltd: Information from". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  3. ^ Tata Communications signs F1 global technology

External links

  • Official website

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