Close

subscribe to our blog

Press Releases

Tata Communications Transformation Services unveils The First
Interconnectivity Report with Smart Africa Alliance and Republic of Guinea

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), partner of choice for the world’s leading Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications, a global digital infrastructure provider, today unveiled, 'The Interconnectivity Report', with Smart Africa Alliance and Republic of Guinea

Mumbai – February 27, 2019

The Interconnectivity Report reviewed the digital infrastructure requirements of Africa and proposed building next-generation, future-ready infrastructure – Digital Super Information Gateway – that facilitates connectivity, e-governance, and performance within Africa.

Commenting on the report, Harkirit Singh, Head of Smart Africa initiatives, Tata Communications Transformation Services, said, "The Interconnectivity Report, in partnership with Smart Africa Alliance and Republic of Guinea, will serve as a platform to collate, calibrate and integrate information that will enable Africa in its journey to build an integrated digital economy for the continent. The report acts as a blueprint for communities across the length and breadth of Africa to take advantage of the key pillars of knowledge, information and connectivity that have been clearly articulated in 'The Smart Africa Manifesto'."

With partners like Tata Communications Transformation Services actively participating in the Smart Africa Alliance mission and helping individual countries like Republic of Guinea to build infrastructure for inter connectivity, the journey to build our dream of One Africa Digital Market will certainly accelerate”, said Lacina Kone, Director General of Smart Africa Alliance

Africa is all set to unleash the 4th industrial revolution embracing ICT to usher in the digital economy1 The inter Africa connectivity will play a pivotal role in this journey to build an integrated digital economy for the continent

The report is a first in the series of pan Africa Interconnectivity Study. In the next phase, TCTS, will bring its global infrastructure deployment and operations expertise to deploy digital information gateways along with the local partner eco-system, Smart Africa Alliance & member states that will allow Africa to leapfrog into the digital economy.

References:

TCTS-Logo

Media contact
Vaibhav Dongre
+91 9673235599
Vaibhav.Dongre@Tatacommunications.com


About the Interconnectivity Report

With Smart Africa Alliance and Republic of Guinea, Tata Communications Transformation Services has collected, synthesized and analysed the information available across countries on the national backbone network & interconnection points across borders. Based on the analysis of both the primary and derived data, Tata Communications Transformation Services has designed a network architecture supported by local & regional data centres to enable the vision of Africa’s Single Digital Market. With the initial feasibility study in the Interconnectivity report, Tata Communications Transformation Services has identified the challenges and the underlying infrastructure that needs to be built over the next few years, delivering growth and productivity across Africa, driving the continent towards 4th Industrial revolution. Digital Super Information Gateway will be the digital economic backbone connecting the unconnected to reducing the digital divide. The IP/MPLS based backbone network is designed to carry Voice, Video and Data traffic pan Africa, and will enable the connected countries to offer seamless & ubiquitous access to E-Govt services and build a digital future with introduction of IoT, Cyber security, digital payments, etc.

About Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS)

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a 100% subsidiary of Tata Communications Ltd, provides leading business transformation, managed network operations, network outsourcing and consultancy services to telecommunication companies around the world. TCTS delivers operational efficiency, cost transformation and revenue acceleration solutions for all the stages of the carrier process lifecycle including but not limited to network engineering and design, implementation and operations functions. TCTS is a part of the USD $100+ billion Tata group. Tata group comprises of over 100 operating companies in seven business sectors.
TCTS leverages the market expertise of Tata group's global telecom operation capabilities and globally established IT, process and consulting skills. It carries the rich traditions and business ethics of the Tata companies.

TCTS is headquartered in Mumbai, India with global offices in Europe, North America and Middle East. TCTS has two world class India delivery centres in Pune and Chennai. These facilities operate completely independent from its parent affiliate, preserving full confidentiality in managing all customers' business processes.

For More Informatioin:
Tata Communications Transformation Services
Website: www.tatacommunications-ts.com
Twitter: @Tata_TCTSL Facebook: @tata.tctsl

About Smart Africa

The Smart Africa Alliance is a Public-Private platform dedicated to shaping and driving Africa’s Digital Transformation. Launched in 2013 by seven African Heads of State, the Alliance has grown to 22-member countries and dozens of private sector and academia members. Its founding members include the African Union Commission (AUC), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Telecommunications Union (ATU), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the GSM Association (GSMA) and ICANN.
Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and government to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies.
Launched in 2013 by seven (7) African Heads of State, the Alliance has grown to 24 Member Countries and dozens of Private Sector and Academia members including Inmarsat, Ericsson, Econet Wireless, Huawei, CIB, MTN, Microsoft, Orange, Facebook, Intel, Rohde & Schwarz, Intelsat and Carnegie Mellon University Africa to name a few. Its founding members include the African Union Commission (AUC), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Telecommunications Union (ATU), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the GSM Association (GSMA) and ICANN.

For more Information:
Smart Africa Secretariat
Communications Website: www.smartafrica.org
Email: comms@smartafrica.org
Twitter: @RealSmartAfrica Facebook: RealSmartAfrica TAS2019: www.transformafricasummit.org


Forward-looking and cautionary statements

Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to 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 results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such 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, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications Limited’s Annual Reports. The Annual Reports of Tata Communications Limited are available at http://tatacommunications-ts.com. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

©2019 Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited. All rights reserved. TATA COMMUNICATIONS and TATA are trademarks of Tata Sons Private Limited in certain countries

Contact Us
Follow Us On
Follow Us On
Follow Us On
Follow Us On