Cable & Wireless has announced that it has been awarded international long distance and national long distance licences by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. These licences enable Cable & Wireless to offer next generation network (NGN) services for the first time directly to customers in India.
Cable & Wireless' roll out of its NGN across the country will provide multinational and local customers in India with high quality managed IP services.
Cable & Wireless is investing in the new network, which will form part of the Cable & Wireless core backbone allowing connectivity to its comprehensive global network across Asia Pac, Europe and North America.
Jim Marsh, CEO, Cable & Wireless Europe, Asia and US said, "These licences will enable us to roll out one of the most advanced NGNs yet to be seen in this region. This will serve both our customers that need to do business in India, and also Indian companies who need to reach out to the rest of the international business community."
Sunanda Das, managing director for India, Cable & Wireless added: "The licences will enable us to offer end-to-end services to run business critical customer applications on our network and extend our service offering in India. These developments highlight our strong expectations for the Indian market and build on our commitment towards a great customer experience in this region."
The new network will have multiple levels of transmission and cable redundancies to ensure seamless business continuity to its customers.