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Tulip IT Services to provide connectivity for NTT in Indianews
07 August 2006

Mumbai: Tulip IT Services Ltd has entered into an agreement with NTT Communication India Pvt Ltd to provide connectivity services on Tulip's MPLS network to the latter's global customers based in India. NTT Communications India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of NTT Communications which is again a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation, one of the world's largest telecommunications Companies.

Under the agreement, NTT Com will offer its network integration solutions to its customers in India and will utilise the company's MPLS infrastructure to provide a complete end-to-end solution package. The company will provide connectivity to NTT Com customers using its countrywide VPN network, including provision of hardware and services.

The agreement is valid for one year and is renewable on conditions.

NTT Com hopes to leverage its global reach and huge customer base in India to provide VPN connectivity to both NTT Com's existing and potential customers. The partnership will open enormous growth opportunities for business of data connectivity with a number of multinational companies setting up base in India, the company said.

"We are fortunate to team up with one of the largest telecom groups in the world", said Lt Col H S Bedi, managing director, Tulip, adding, "This is a key milestone for the company as this collaboration provides an accelerated boost to the company's aggressive growth plans. NTT Com has proven solutions and our network offers them the infrastructure to run them on. We are confident that NTT Com's customers will gain tremendous upside from using our connectivity".

A player in providing IT infrastructure for multi-location enterprises, Tulip IT Services offers intra-city solutions based on wired (HDSL, leased lines, ISDN) and wireless products (radio, point-to-point and point-to-multi-point).

Tulip has a presence in 17 cities with regional offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and support offices in the other cities. In addition to this, Tulip has also built a strong team: 450 professionals (of which 75-80 are Cisco-certified networking professionals), who are competent in radio connectivity, network operating systems, LAN and telecom and have serviced clients in various industry segments.

Tulip reported a net profit of Rs 13.82 crore on net sales of 14 crore for April-June 2006.

NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) is a provider of fixed and mobile voice related services, internet protocol/packet communications services, sales of telecommunications equipment, system integration and other telecommunications related services in Japan.

The company is into four main business areas: regional communications comprising domestic intra-prefectural communication services and incidental services, operated mainly by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation; long-distance and international communications (domestic inter-prefectural communication services, international communication services and incidental services), operated by NTT Communications Corporation; mobile communications (mobile phone services, personal handyphone system services), operated by NTT DoCoMo, Inc, and data communications, operated by NTT Data Corporation


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