Telstra will soon be able to extend its reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities such as Jaipur, Surat and Trichy following the agreement with the Melbourne, Australia-based telecom company's recent tie-up with the Mumbai-based Tata Communications.
A press statement by Telstra said the agreement calls for its Network-to-Network Interconnection (NNI) with Tata Communications making use of the latter's 116 Points of Presence (PoPs).
It said the NNi agreement forms part of Telstra's strategy to enter into NNI agreements in emerging markets, adding that it defines roles and responsibilities by their company and Tata Communications for delivery and support for services in the region.
It claimed that by leveraging Tata Communications' domestic infrastructure and global subsea fibre network, users will benefit from reduced latency and increased network availability accessing the business services they need.
It noted that latest projections by Pricewaterhouse Coopers in its report indicated India is headed towards becoming the third largest economy in the world by 2030.
At the same time, it has a young and burgeoning population.
Such economic and social indicators would mean demand for data connectivity throughout India would grow as an increasing number of Asian, European and American-headquartered businesses look to India for long-term growth opportunities, according to the press statement.
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