Tata Communications reaches eighth year of service in U.S. market

Tata Communications' (NYSE: TCL) U.S. division has come a long way from its conception in 2004, growing to a 450 employee unit with over $350 million in revenue.

Serving a number of large business and wholesale carrier customers, Tata's Herndon, Va.-based division accounts for 18 percent of its $2.6 billion total global revenues.

"In just eight years, the U.S. has become our second-largest market outside of India," said Dave Ryan, U.S. senior vice president of Tata. "We have secured strong customer wins across the U.S. and look forward to expanding our reach further in coming years."

Since establishing a presence in the United States in 2002, the service provider has landed service agreements with a number of large American companies and other service providers looking to expand their international reach.

Banking on its global vision, Tata has also been working to help connect the so-called islands of telepresence by not only establishing relationships with other global service providers like Sprint (NYSE: S), but also spearheading the development of a global telepresence group, the Global Meeting Alliance, announced last month.

The eighth anniversary of its U.S. unit comes at the same time its parent company celebrates 10 years of being a private company. By becoming private, Tata was able migrate away from being an India-centric service provider to one that serves multiple countries, including the United States, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Since 2002, the service provider has spent more than $3.6 billion to acquire and build network and data center infrastructure, acquire key technology such as CDN provider BitGravity, expand service capabilities, and enter new markets.

For more:
- MSN has this article
- see the privatization release

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