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Gotalk signs "significant" deal with giant global telco Tata Communications:
- 30 July, 2009 15:53
<p>• Tata Communications Supports gotalk’s Business Expansion Through Voice Outsourcing Partnership
• Companies come together to build and launch PoP in Sydney, Australia</p>
<p>Mumbai – July 30, 2009 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, announced today the company has successfully launched a voice outsourcing partnership and network expansion project with gotalk. gotalk is an Australia-based communications supplier of retail domestic and international voice services. Through this collaboration, Tata Communications will deploy a voice infrastructure in Sydney, Australia to support gotalk manage its retail and wholesale business units with flexibility and innovation over the company’s next generation network (NGN).</p>
<p>gotalk chose to work with Tata Communications to outsource their international gateway to consolidate and integrate gotalk’s multiple international switching platforms, which have been accumulated through a variety of acquisitions, to implement a more efficient traffic management platform. By outsourcing the network Tata Communications will enable gotalk to offer improved routing control, call quality and reporting of its international voice services. This fully hosted reporting, provisioning and traffic monitoring platform will allow gotalk to maintain operational control over its core routing without owning or deploying any new technology, enabling the provider to focus on market expansion while also reducing capital investment.</p>
<p>gotalk has a significant market share in the Australian and New Zealand prepaid phone card market and carries annually approximately 1 billion minutes of international traffic.</p>
<p>“Since our inception in 2000, gotalk has been committed to delivering the highest quality of service for our retail and wholesale customers,” said Steve Picton, Chief Executive Officer of gotalk. “Tata Communications’
experience in large scale, global network integrations as well as its focus on international voice services and superior expertise in IP enables gotalk to continue to offer our valued customers the most efficient and top
quality services available. Tata Communications’ flexible voice network and outsourcing solutions makes them the ideal partner for gotalk.”</p>
<p>In support of gotalk’s international services, Tata Communications will also provide its VTS Prime solution, a high quality international voice termination service. To that end, Tata Communications will aggregate traffic for termination by gotalk to Australia and New Zealand. Tata Communications will also co-brand prepaid calling cards using gotalk’s existing card products and distribution channels.</p>
<p>“Communication providers are increasingly turning to Tata Communications in order to focus more effectively on meeting the challenges and opportunities of their core business,” said Michel Guyot, President, Global Voice Solutions for Tata Communications. “By outsourcing the international voice business to specialized wholesale providers, such as Tata Communications, gotalk has access to the scale, expertise, and infrastructure they need to sustain and expand their business into new markets. We look forward to our continued work with gotalk and our future expansion throughout Australia.”</p>
<p>For more information on Tata Communications international voice outsourcing services visit
<p>Tata Media Contacts:
514-286-2145, poste 224
+91 92233 94575
Hill & Knowlton
+1 212 885 0604
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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
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)
Established in 2000, the Australian owned gotalk group occupies a unique and enviable position in the telecommunications
industry. With sales in excess of $160 million per annum, operations in Australian and New Zealand and over 150 staff, the gotalk group
has grown steadily through acquiring other businesses and creating new and exciting cutting edge products.
The group is comprised of these companies:</p>
<p>gotalk provides Australia’s best value complete range of phone and internet services; line rental, local calls and long distance,
dial up and broadband internet, mobile and VoIP.
cardcall is Australia’s leader in prepaid calling cards. Our cards, Daybreak, Happy Calling, Say G'day, SuperSaver and OZcall to
name a few, are sold in over 30,000 retailers and around 300,000 new phonecard services are activated each month.RELEASE
Telecorp provides voice services to the Australian and New Zealand telecommunication industry. Our network carries over 1
billion minutes of call traffic per year, or about 20% of all Australian outbound international calls.
gotalk is committed to providing low cost competitive rates backed up by exceptional quality customer service. Our customers
enjoy a range of innovative and great value services.
The gotalk group has corporate partnerships with many of Australia’s and New Zealand’s top retailers. The company has a large
operations centre located at Varsity Lakes on Queensland's Gold Coast, while its corporate office is located in Sydney.
For more information on the gotalk group visit www.gotalk.com</p>
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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
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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,
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