TATA COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

Tata Communications Launches Application Performance Visibility Service

    Mumbai, India (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Global Service Helps Customers Ensure Optimal IT Performance

    Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced the launch of Application Performance Visibility Service, a suite of integrated, end-to-end, network and application performance monitoring service with three-tiered service options - Network Visibility, Application Visibility, and Voice over IP  (VoIP) Visibility.

    Application Performance Visibility Service equips IT managers with in-depth, real-time, historical data on every network site. The service offers comprehensive views across the infrastructure (Layers 1 - 7), that multiple users can share simultaneously to plan capacity, create reports, troubleshoot performance problems, and reduce mean time to resolve (MTTR). Enterprises can monitor events across the infrastructure, including the local loop, port, site-to-site circuit, application, and server performance. In addition, they can test performance of business-critical network applications before rolling them out into production. In-depth visibility options provided by this service can be combined with the Application Performance Optimization Services launched in 2008, which offer optimization, compression, and acceleration features for a complete WAN and application performance management solution.

    Tata Communications will be the first Indian-based provider to offer integrated network and application monitoring services.

    Application Performance Visibility Service includes cost-effective, scalable architecture based on Fluke Networks' proven Visual Performance Manager Platform, a complete system for monitoring end-to-end performance of applications and services across the enterprise. While real-time monitoring occurs, this platform archives network, server and application data in a back-end database that delivers a holistic view of enterprise performance with up-to-the-second granularity.

    "As global enterprises depend highly on their IT infrastructure to deliver quality applications to end-users, they require efficient, end-to-end view of network and application performance. To that end, Application Performance Visibility Service facilitates improved performance and management of all network elements, including managing remote sites from central locations, while reducing costs and delivering detailed reports for wise capacity planning decisions," said Genius Wong, Senior Vice President, Global IP and VPN services for Tata Communications. "This is especially relevant now during the global, economic crisis."

    According to a recent article "Poor application performance translates to lost revenue" Aberdeen Research discovered that enterprises face significant consequences in the absence of integrated network and performance monitoring tools. Fifty-eight percent of respondents noted a decline in employee satisfaction and revenue opportunities due to poorly performing applications. At the same time, approximately 47 percent indicated that declining application performance decreased their customer responsiveness and damaged brand reputations.

    "Application Performance Visibility Service can help minimize these business concerns by providing customers the flexibility to troubleshoot their WAN and applications online and in real time while also enabling them to proactively monitor application to eliminate potential degradation in performance quality," Wong added.

    According to Mike Gengler, Director of Sales & Marketing for Fluke Networks, Asia/Pacific, "We are pleased and proud to collaborate with Tata Communications. Their broad range of IT capabilities, superior quality of service, and esteemed customer base create an excellent opportunity to extend our solutions to enterprises that can benefit from improved network and application performance."

    About Tata Communications

    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 and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

    The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.

    Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited), Nepal (United Telecom Limited), and subject to approval by the Chinese government, China (China Enterprise Communications)

    Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)

    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' various filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, updates or alters its forward-looking statements.

      Media Contacts:
      Harpreet Jabbara
      Tata Communications
      +919250001787
      harpreet.jabbara@tatacommunications.com
      Janice Goveas
      Tata Communications
      +91-92233-94575
      janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com

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Contact:
Media Contacts: Harpreet Jabbara, Tata Communications, +919250001787,
harpreet.jabbara@tatacommunications.com; Janice Goveas, Tata
Communications, +91-92233-94575, janice.goveas@tatacommunications.com



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