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Traded as

Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1986
Founder(s) Indian Government
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people Vinod Kumar (CEO & MD)
Revenue US$2.6 billion (2011)[1]
Operating income US$182 million (2011)
Employees 7700 (2010)[2]
Parent Tata Group

Tata Communications Limited ; (formerly VSNL)[3] is an Indian global telecommunications company located in Mumbai. It owns a submarine cable network,[4] a Tier-1 IP network, and also rents data center and colocation space.[5] It operates India's largest data center in Pune.[6] Tata Communications acquired Teleglobe, a company based in Canada, and DishnetDSL, an Indian company, and is the largest shareholder in South African operator Neotel.[7] Tata Communications currently has a cable network of more than 235,000 kilometres.


It was founded as VSNL (Videsh Sanchaar Nigam Limited) in 1986.[8] VSNL was the first Indian PSU to be listed in the NYSE in 2000. In 2002 Tata Communications acquired a 45% stake in VSNL. The international arm of VSNL, VSNL International was launched in 2004. VSNL, formerly owned by the Government, was taken over by the Tata Group and renamed Tata Communications Ltd on 13 February 2008.[9][10] In 2009, Tata Communications and TYCO telecommunications completed the TGN-intra Asia cable system. Built systems acquired from TYCO Communications TGN include VSNL Northern Europe, VSNL Western Europe, VSNL Transatlantic, and VSNL Transpacific.


  • Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS)
  • Tata Communications Internet Services (TCIS)
  • Tata Communications Payment Solutions Limited (TCPSL)

Formula 1

Tata Communications made an agreement for race coverage with Formula 1 Management in 2012.[11]

Cloud Services

  • InstaCompute - IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service)
  • InstaOffice - SAAS (Software As A Service)

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