Kingston, Jamaica – Wednesday, March 30, 2016: Digicel Business today announced a partnership with Tata Communications, operator of the largest wholly-owned subsea cable network in the world, to deliver world-class connectivity to enterprise customers in the region. As a result, Caribbean enterprises will benefit from greater speeds, reliability and security so they can be more competitive.
The partnership with Tata Communications means that Digicel Business will extend its fibre services to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide to offer a wide-ranging set of services including Global Network, Value Added Services, Unified Communications and Security services, as well as several industry-specific solutions.
Business customers will be able to extend their private networks around the globe – leveraging Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private Cloud service – to connect directly to leading public cloud solutions beyond the region.
Garett Quinn, Head of Digicel Business, Caribbean and Central America, comments, “Tata Communications is an amazing and trusted communications operator, so we’re in great company. Our customers will have access to a flexible and scalable global networking solution that is unparalleled in the region. The interconnection of our Global Connect MPLS network through this partnership with Tata Communications will help our customers grow and expand their businesses regionally and around the world – all as part of the full suite of business solutions they already trust and rely on from Digicel Business.”
“As the business world becomes increasingly globalised it’s crucial that enterprises have seamless access to customers, partners and employees around the world,” said Conor Carroll, SVP, Americas and Europe, Tata Communications. “This partnership will augment Digicel Business’ extensive regional coverage and expertise with the reach, security and reliability of the Tata Communications network.”
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After almost 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.
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 and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
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 over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation 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. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
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.