Tata Communications launches Jamvee™

  Tata Communications launches Jamvee™

     An easy-to-use, on-demand business video service for enterprises and
professionals that brings together all video platforms, devices and operating
                                   systems

  Video conferencing service for a world without borders: for the first time
 anyone, anywhere, can instantly access a business video meeting with jamvee™
                                on ANY device

Business Wire

LONDON & MUMBAI, India -- July 9, 2013

Ushering in an era of truly global video communications,  Tata Communications
today launches jamvee™, a multi-device compatible cloud-based video
conferencing service that allows anyone to take part in a video meeting from
any location via a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or a dedicated
Telepresence room.

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Delivered through the world’s only fibre optic cable ring around the globe,
jamvee™ is a truly a global video conferencing tool for enterprises that makes
video conferencing - both within and between companies - as easy as making a
traditional audio conferencing call. Now making a multi-person business call
from home, your office or even on route to the airport has never been so easy.

With today’s mobile workforce, video conferencing is becoming increasingly
popular amongst organisations as a way to increase productivity. However, it
hasn’t yet realised its true potential due to quality and interoperability
issues, especially with multi-user global video conferencing. This can often
be seen with the over-the-top (OTT) video communication solutions that use
only the Internet to connect users.

Jamvee™ is different because every jamvee™ video meeting is carried across the
world’s largest and furthest-reaching undersea cable network. This robust
connectivity backbone from Tata Communications ensures consistent global
access and reliability needed by enterprises and professionals for crisp,
secure and hassle-free video collaboration – whether at the office, at home,
or on the move.

John Hayduk, Tata Communications, President and CTO, says, “Lack of
interoperability, consistency of experience per location, complicated price
plans and the need for third-party reservations have stood in the way of truly
global enterprise collaboration. Jamvee™ overcomes these barriers by making
video conferences easy and on-demand, while seamlessly bringing together all
video platforms, room systems and endpoints in a simple, as-you-need it and
elastic pre-packaged service. It’s so easy to use, instant and affordable.
It’s what enterprises have been asking for. ”

The jamvee™ software application supports Windows, Mac OSX, and iOS devices -
with Android support following in August 2013. Users of Microsoft Lync and
other video conferencing software, as well as those with access to standard
video conferencing systems such as Immersive Telepresence, can also meet using
jamvee™. Up to 46 participants can join each conference at the touch of a
button, bringing globally dispersed teams in fast-moving businesses closer
together than ever before as the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture
continues to gather pace.

So how does it work? Just like an audio conference you can access host and
participant PINs on the jamvee™ portal, and send the participant PIN to people
you want to meet with. Participants can then use any existing video system or
Telepresence room that they have access to, or they simply download the free
jamvee™ app from the Apple app store or the jamvee™ portal. Everyone taking
part in the meeting just dials the same number (or in the case of the jamvee™
app, presses the ‘Join Conference’ button) and enters their PIN to join the
meeting – ensuring secure and private meetings both within your business and
across multiple organisations / parties.

“Jamvee™ represents an example of much-needed industry progress in merging
immersive Telepresence services with the larger world of global
video-conferencing,” says Brian Washburn, Research Director, Network Services,
Current Analysis. “By supporting a wide range of video formats with
usage-based plans, compelling prices, easy-to-use reservationless setup and
ready-to-run software clients, jamvee™ matches the requirements of today’s
mobile global workforce.”

Jamvee™ also provides a self-service portal for the professional user needing
a personal video service. Simply use your credit card to purchase minutes and
off you go (billed on a per-minute basis). Designed to easily integrate with
Telepresence suites and other standards-based video systems, jamvee™ brings
extended ROI to existing enterprise video assets. And, unlike current products
on the market, billing is per endpoint and not per screen (e.g. a three screen
Telepresence room will only count as one endpoint).

“Jamvee™ is an excellent tool to conduct productive and collaborative video
meetings with clients who are based at multiple locations across continents.
The ease of using video services on the move and on any device or platform,
makes Jamvee highly preferred by global users” says Mandar Marulkar, Head of
IT, KPIT Cummins.

Tata Communications' mission is to create the world's richest open video
ecosystem. The company’s portfolio includes business services, cloud-based
video services and the world's widest-reaching Telepresence network, to name
but a few. Tata Communications’ offering culminates under the Global Meeting
Alliance™ (GMA), an open business video ecosystem initiative, which provides
participating enterprises and service providers with greater global reach,
lower total cost of ownership and a world-class user experience. Jamvee™ will
be available through the GMA to all its alliance and service provider members,
enabling enterprises to further expand their business community, through even
greater interoperability.

Ends…

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications)
is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a
leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its
advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and
pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises,
service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and
largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to
more than 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1
million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes
leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global
international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri
Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited).

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the
National Stock Exchange of India.

http://www.tatacommunications.com

Forward-looking and cautionary statements

Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications
and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata
Communications’ expected financial position, business strategy, the future
development of Tata Communications’ operations, and the general economy in
India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial,
regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and
trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements
of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors
that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ
materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure
to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications’ network; failure to
develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate
acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new
technology and information systems to support new products and services,
including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate
of price compression on certain of the company’s communications services;
failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies
or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the
administration of Tata Communications’ industry; and, in general, the
economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that
could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially
from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata
Communications’ control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors
discussed in Tata Communications’ various filings with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at
www.sec.gov.

Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any
obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

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