Telstra Global's Marketing, Products and Pricing Director Nathan Bell said the new network would enable Telstra to offer what it is believed as one of the most reliable services in the country, as well as providing businesses in India with broader access to Telstra's suite of advanced telecommunications solutions.
Following the Department of Telecommunications - Government of India's approval of Telstra's international gateways installed at Mumbai and Chennai, Telstra would now offer International Private Line (IPL), Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services from India.
"With customers increasingly seeking to manage business-critical aspects of their business from India, the network has never been more important," Bell said.
"Telstra's network is built on state-of-the-art platforms offering high resilience, meaning we are able to offer one of the most reliable services in the country. The launch of our transmission services in India will ensure our current and potential customers have better control of the network, access to more cost-effective services and have less lead time," Bell said.
The network services will feature mesh network architecture, with Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and virtual PoPs in Pune and Kolkata. Both Mumbai and Chennai will act as dual international gateways out of India.
"This investment into India is part of Telstra's commitment to offering our customers more diverse international network connectivity to meet their evolving business requirements," Bell said.
Telstra was granted ILD (International Long Distance), NLD (National Long Distance) and ISP (Internet Service Provider) licenses in October 2011 and successfully launched Global IPVPN Services in India in March 2012.
--IBNS (Posted on 27-09-2013)