Tata Communications Limited (TCL) Seeks Technology and Supply Chain Collaborations: CATA’s Procurement & Supply Chain Outreach Channel

supplychain2.jpgCATA’s Procurement & Supply Chain Outreach Channel (one minute video)

  • For Canadian Advanced technology enterprises, academia and government
  • Targeting technologies aligned with Tata Communications Limited (TCL) Focus List
  • Respond by: March 28, 2016

Contact: CATAAlliance

Phone: (613) 236-6550

Email: info@cata.ca


Call to Action:

Confirm your interest in Doing Business with Tata Communications by email to Cathi Malette

Ottawa, March 12, 2016… Tata Communications Limited (TCL) wishes to identify innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities which are a strategic match with its business needs.

Tata Communications Limited (http://www.tata communications.com) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Communications portfolio includes transmission, IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosted data center, communications solutions and business transformation services to global and Indian enterprises & service providers as well as, broadband and content services to Indian consumers.

Headquartered in Mumbai and Singapore, Tata Communications has more than 8,000 employees across 38 countries. The $3.2 billion company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and is the flagship telecoms arm of the $103.3 billion Tata group

Tata Communications in numbers:

> $3.2 billion in annual revenue in FY13-14 with 77% of this revenue generated outside of India

> Over 8000 employees globally, 30% of which are located outside India with over 40 nationalities

> Largest wholesale voice carrier carrying 53 billion minutes of wholesale voice traffic annually – that’s 1 in 10 voice calls globally

> 1,600 telcos use our network to connect to you (70% of the world’s mobile network operators)

> World’s largest wholly owned submarine fibre network – more than 500,000 kilometres of subsea fibre, and more than 210,000 kilometres of terrestrial fibre

> Only Tier-1 provider that is in the top five in five continents, by internet routes

> Over 24% of the world’s internet routes are on Tata Communications’ network

> 400+ PoPs reach more than 200 countries and territories

> 44 data centres and colocation centres with over one million square feet of space

> 7,600 petabytes of internet traffic travel over the Tata Communications’ internet backbone each month

> 15+ terabits/s of international bandwidth lit capacity

The company’s overall goal is to create an open  infrastructure, partner ecosystem and platform that is fit for business and delivers that ‘just works’ experience, whilst retaining the transparency, flexibility and control that CEO/CIO’s require in order to safeguard and enhance their organization’s’ customer experience and brand reputation.

Industry partner for this Outreach, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAA
lliance) is a not-for-profit organization representing and promoting Canadian innovation and high tech industries. As “Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group”, CATAAlliance crowdsources ideas and guidance from thousands of opt-in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets.

Technology Focus List:

In terms of looking at technologies from Canada, areas of interest include: SDN, NFV, SD WAN,  NMS,  FMS, Cyber security, Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) as a Service, Call center automation and analytics, Consultative and support Professional services for hosted solutions viz. IP telephony, contact center, MNO Infrastructure as a Service, and, API Enablers.

Qualification of Interests and Next Steps:

  • Review Tata Communication’s Focus List (see above) and determine your organization’s area of interest.

  • Ensure that your organization has relevant published scientific papers, presentations and/or patents that can be reviewed by the Tata Communication’s  evaluation team.

  • Contact CATAAlliance with your expression of interest, providing key contact and background information.

  • Confirm your CATAAlliance membership status. Processing fees may apply.

  • All expressions of interest must be submitted by March 28th, 2016, 17:00 EST by email to Cathi Malette at cmalette@cata.ca

Next Steps:

  • Tata Communications will review information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up.

  • Tata Communications Limited will coordinate internally to make sure that each selected Canadian company would be able to meet with the appropriate Director. Follow-up could take several forms including teleconference, videoconferences and one on one meeting(s) with Tata Communication’s procurement and technical teams to determine the appropriate vehicle for collaboration.

CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, is working with the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai to share this technology partnering and supply chain opportunity with appropriate contacts in Canada, including CATA members. Contact CATAAlliance if you wish to develop a Procurement and/or Supply Chain Outreach.