Tata Communications ties up with Bahraini telcom firm

September 29th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Telecom service provider Tata Communications Monday announced expansion of its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) in the Middle East through a partnership with Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco).Batelco is Bahrain’s leading integrated communications provider, providing end-to-end telecommunications solutions to retail and enterprise customers in the Middle East region.

This partnership will enable Tata Communications to offer MPLS virtual private network (VPN) services into Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and other locations within the region for its customers in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, a company statement said.

In computer networking and telecommunications, MPLS is a data-carrying mechanism with improved speed of routers, and is mainly used to forward Internet Protocol (communications) datagrams and Ethernet traffic.

VPN is a network that uses a public telecommunications, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or individuals secure access to their organisation’s network.

The partnership with Batelco extends Tata Communications’ capability to provide MPLS services in 78 countries, the statement added.

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