Tata Communications is a leading provider of a new world of communications that leverages its global infrastructure to provide connectivity solutions. The company offers Internet services in India under the Tata Indicom brand name to business subscribers, including online backup, security, web conferencing, business email, hosting, high speed broadband, dial-up Internet, net telephony and Wi-Fi. Tata Communications plans to deploy a private-labeled version of HyperOffice to its subscribers in the third quarter of 2009.
We are pleased to announce this association with HyperOffice. This collaboration suite will not just help our subscribers enhance their productivity but will also help them control IT costs. We look forward to promoting this suite with our high-speed Internet voice and data tools and giving our subscribers a rich experience, said Mukul Sood, vice president at Tata Communications.
India is the third-largest telecoms market in the world and the second-largest wireless market. Indias Economic Survey for 2008-2009 counted 414 million fixed and mobile connections as of February 2009 on target to reach 500 million by 2010. Broadband subscribers increased to 5.69 million in February 2009, up from 180,000 in March 2005. Research firm Informa forecasts mobile broadband revenues will reach $3.9 billion in Indian in 2013.
This agreement enables customers, suppliers, remote workers and business partners using Tata Communications service to collaborate and compete around the world, said Farzin Arsanjani, president of HyperOffice. And Tata Communications is the ideal partner to put cloud-computing tools into the hands of business users in dynamic, fast-growing, emerging markets around the globe. We also believe this is a significant step forward in the expansion of the international footprint of HyperOffice, an expansion that began last year with delivery of the Spanish edition of HyperOffice, smartphone and iPhone support, and new marketing channels.