Telstra Global’s Marketing, Products and Pricing Director Nathan Bell said the new network would enable Telstra to offer what it believed was 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 will 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,” Mr 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.
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,” Mr 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.
The two key new product lines available to customers in India are:
The IPL service provides dedicated point-to-point links between two key business locations, ensuring security and reliability of voice, video and data communications. Telstra Global’s IPL offering enables customers to control and manage their own networking routing, protocols and security. There is a wide range of bandwidth options available for this service.
This Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certified global EPL service enables customers to expand their networks in small and cost-effective increments. Delivered over Telstra’s cable infrastructure using SDH technology, the global EPL service operates at the OSI model layer 2, enabling customers to retain control of their own networking routing and to manage their own security.
Telstra Global also offers customers a full suite of MPLS products such as Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), IP Virtual Private Network (IPVPN) and Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) in India, enabling global businesses to expand into the country and India-based enterprises to connect to the rest of the world.