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Tata Communications, China Telecom Global team up to deliver media, entertainment

11 May 2015

Tata Communications today unveiled its new video network partnership with China Telecom Global to enable and manage media content for customers in China and globally.

This partnership uses China Telecom Global's regional strengths to offer all its live sporting events in China and  the global reach of Tata Communications' Global Video Network .

Pengcheng Fan, vice president, product development, China Telecom Global, said, ''Mobile video consumption is growing at an exponential rate with a robust growth trajectory expected in the next five years.

"Through our new video network partnership, China Telecom Global can provide seamless connectivity for our media and entertainment customers across China. The partnership is defined by connectivity to key global destinations, premium quality and industry leading SLAs. We are excited about this partnership as it helps to further differentiate our service offerings in the market.''

According to reports mobile video will generate more than 69 per cent of mobile data traffic by 2019.

Tata Communications recently launched the new media ecosystem, which combines traditional video contribution services with IP-based connectivity. The ecosystem enables seamless management of content as a cloud-based managed service and supports global media distribution requirements, OTT and mobility applications.

Brian Morris, vice president an general manager, global media and entertainment services, Tata Communications says, "This partnership with China Telecom Global is a natural step in that direction and marks the expansion of Tata Communications' Global Video Network reach into China.''

Tata Communications' video network covers over  300 media hotspots in 125 cities globally, with over 24 per cent of the world's internet routes travelling over its network, making i the only Tier-1 provider that is in the top five by routes in five continents.

The network inter-connect between Tata Communications and China Telecom Global is located in Hong Kong.

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