Tata Comm, Qtel Announce Strategic Alliance
Posted by telcobizpedia on June 10, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009: Tata Communications and Qtel have entered into a strategic alliance that will strengthen both companies’ network reach in the region and internationally. Under the terms of the agreement, both the companies will align their infrastructures and work together to provide secure, scalable and flexible connectivity solutions including Ethernet, MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) and a wide variety of managed services to their global customers.
Eng. Khalid Al Mansouri, executive director, business solutions, Qtel, said, “This is a landmark agreement which will help to position Qtel at the heart of one of the most robust communication networks in the world today.”
“Joining hands with Qtel is a winning proposition for Tata Communications as it lends an invaluable perspective to our mission of delivering seamless connectivity and flagship communications services to customers with diverse and widespread network needs,” added Vinod Kumar, President and chief operating officer, Tata Communications.
Over time, the agreement will enable Tata Communications to deliver Layer 2 Ethernet over SDH, Ethernet over MPLS and a range of configurations including Dedicated Multipoint Ethernet services to its international network of customers through Qtel.
In return, Qtel customers will have access to a range of new MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) certified services, delivered via Tata Communications’ major networks of submarine cables and its Tier-1 IP network that spans across five continents.
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