CHENNAI, India, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sify Technologies Limited(NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Enterprise Network and IT Services in India with global delivery capabilities and a pioneer in consumer internet services announced today their partnership with Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesalearm of Deutsche Telekom.
This partnership will provide customers and partners with top-of-the-line IP and VPN services in India and Europe, by leveraging on each others investments in Submarine, Terrestrial Networks and local network reach as well as regional partnership to reach new growth markets in South Asian, Middle East & Africa markets.
Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman and Managing Director, Sify Technologies Limited said "SIFY is excited with this partnership with Deutsche Telekom ICSS, which will help customers in growth markets like India. This partnership with Deutsche Telekom ICSS is an endorsement of Sify's strength in high quality IP based Network Services. The alliance will strengthen each partner's service portfolio and market reach. SIFY- Deutsche Telekom ICSS alliance will enable SIFY to bring matured quality services to the India market and extend the same across global growth markets in South Asia, Middle East & Africa. The combination will enable seamless and quality VPN services for Indian & European carriers and enterprises as they collaborate to reach out to the international markets."
"Sify and Deutsche Telekom ICSS have entered into a win-win partnership, not just for Sify and Deutsche Telekom but for our customers. As the market changes and our customers face complex business challenges, this alliance between the top carriers of Europe and India will bring synergies that will benefit our customers jointly, said Dr. Holger Magnussen, Head of Deutsche Telekom ICSS. "It provides both the customers of Sify and Deutsche Telekom the ability to leverage on our complementary assets in Europe and India, to provide customers with unsurpassed level of service and a wider range of products more focused and aligned to customer needs.
This partnership overall, will provide more competitiveness in the market from the combined offering of our partnership, and I am excited of the opportunities and possibilities, this alliance will bring to both of us".
As announced earlier, SIFY's EIG (Europe India Gateway) submarine cable capacities are ready for activation and SIFY's exclusive partnership with GBI (Gulf Bridge International) to land their Submarine Cable System in India, is scheduled to go live in second half of 2011. This is part of a larger full fledged strategy from SIFY to interconnect the Global Growth markets and enable SIFY's ICT services globally.
About Sify Technologies
Sify is among the largest Managed Enterprise and Consumer Internet Services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than 625 cities and towns in India.
A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Corporate Services, which include corporate connectivity, network and communications solutions, security, network management services, enterprise applications and hosting. Sify is a recognized ISO 9001:2008 certified service provider for network operations, data center operations and customer support, and for provisioning of VPNs, Internet bandwidth, VoIP solutions and integrated security solutions, and ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2005 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has also established a formidable reputation in the emerging Cloud Computing market and is today regarded as a thought leader in the domain. Sify has licenses to operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long Distance) services and offers VoIP back haul to long distance subscriber telephony services. The company is India's first enterprise managed services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services. A host of blue chip customers use Sify's corporate service offerings.
Sify also caters to global markets in the specialized domains of eLearning Services and Remote Infrastructure Management Services. The eLearning Services designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art digital learning solutions for non-profit, for-profit organizations and governmental organizations in the fields of Information technology, engineering, environment, healthcare, education and finance. The Remote Infrastructure Management Services provides dependable and economical solutions around managed services, hosting and monitoring.
Sify Software was established with the cumulative experience gained over the last decade in infrastructure, Data centre and connectivity business. It aims to be a solutions company that provides applications and services to improve business efficiencies of its current clients and prospect client bases.
Consumer services include broadband home access and the ePort cyber cafe chain across more than 200 cities and towns in India. Very recently, Sify also introduced a whole host of services for the retail consumer on the Consumer cloud platform, thereby becoming among the first to do so in India. Sify.com, the popular consumer portal, has channels on news, entertainment, finance, sports, games and shopping. Samachar.com is the popular portal aimed at non-resident Indians around the globe. The site's content is available in 8 Indian languages, which include Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil, Punjabi and Gujarati in addition to English.
For more information about Sify, visit http://www.sifycorp.com.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 128 million mobile customers, 36 million fixed-network lines and approximately 17 million broadband lines (as of March 31, 2011). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50 countries and has around 244,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010).
About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), an integral part of Deutsche Telekom's International Businesses unit within the Europe organization, is the global communications enabler of the Deutsche Telekom Group and more than 700 external customers worldwide. As one of the largest carriers in the world, ICSS provides global voice communication, Internet connectivity to millions of eyeballs, and global roaming and messaging on next generation platforms, as well as smart content distribution, media exchange, and virtual carrier solutions. The international customers of ICSS experience seamless service provisioning, including global reach and the highest quality. The variety of solutions provided by ICSS is based on an expanding ultramodern infrastructure: Deutsche Telekom's international network.
For further information, see http://www.telekom-icss.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.
For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify's business, please see the discussion under the caption "Risk Factors" in the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2010, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov and Sify's other reports filed with the SEC.
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