IAHGames Utilizes Tata Communications Global CDN Service to Accelerate Online Gaming Services

General Press Releases Friday September 19, 2008 12:54
SINGAPORE--19 Sep--PRNewswire-AsiaNet/InfoQuest
  • First Truly Global CDN Supports Gaming Initiatives in APAC

Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, and IAHGames, a major online game Publisher and Operator in Southeast Asia, announced this week at the 2008 Games Conference Asiathat IAHGames has engaged Tata Communications to provide their Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) service in Asia. Tata Communications' Global CDN

service accelerates game delivery and offers a high quality customer experience for the digital media and entertainment community. The CDN service will deliver a range of online games, including the award-winning Granado Espada and an upcoming title EA SPORTS (TM) FIFA Online 2 which is due for closed beta testing today.

Tata Communications, which launched its next-generation CDN service globally last week, delivers one of the highest performance and reliability in the industry while providing immediate access to content, including High-Definition Video, without delay or jitter. With more than 300 points of presence worldwide, Tata Communications' now offers the first truly global CDN service on a state of the art, single ASN global IP network.

Tata Communications CDN service enables large gaming files to download six times faster than conventional networks "As one of the top game operators in the Asia-Pacific region, we choose to work with the best partners in the world to offer unparalleled

gaming experience to our customers," said Mr Yeo Yeok Chuan, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy for IAHGames "Partnering with Tata Communications and utilizing their global CDN allows IAHGames to provide a faster and moreefficient way to deliver digital content to our APAC customers. We look forward to working with Tata Communications to bring high quality gaming services to gamers based throughout Asia."

According to Mr.Yeo, the global gaming market has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, now earning more revenue worldwide than the Hollywood movie industry. Southeast Asia's gaming market in particular has shown enormous growth over the past few years, and will continue to do so as online and gamer penetration expands. The vast population of the region

still exhibits a multitude of untapped potential, and based on recent evolution of the gaming market in Korea and China, Southeast Asia's gaming community and business will continue to grow exponentially for at least the next five years.

"The launch of Tata Communications' CDN service offers a faster and better way for customers to deliver digital content on the Internet," said Genius Wong, Tata Communications' Senior Vice President of Global IP and VPN Services. "Supporting IAHGames to deliver its suite of game contents to the APAC gaming community reduces the need for expensive infrastructure build-outs by the gaming industry and extends content delivery worldwide instantly. Tata Communications' goal is to deliver solutions that

meet the needs of the gaming market, most importantly distribution and enhances customer experience, as it continues to grow globally."

Tata Communications provides one of the Internet's most advanced CDN services. CDN services enablethe gaming community to easily outsource distribution of games, video, downloads, and multimedia applications over the Internet. Tata Communications' Global CDN service combines Tier-1 Global IP backbone and next generation CDN technology to deliver high download throughput on large game applications, content, video clips and also support Live Broadcast HD video feed.

For more information on Tata Communications CDN Service visit http://www.tatacommunications.com
About Tata Communications

Tata Communications, a member of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. The emerging markets communications leader leverages its advanced solutions capabilities

and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national and Indian enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

Tata Communications' range of services include transmission, IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosting and storage, managed security, managed collaboration and business transformation for global enterprises and service providers, as well as Internet, retail broadband and content services for Indian consumers.

The Tata Global Network   encompasses one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a
Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 PoPs, and more than 1 million square feet of data center and co-location facilities.

Tata Communications' unique emerging market depth and breadth of reach includes a national fiber backbone network and access to network inover 60 cities and 125 PoPs in India, strategic investments in South African converged services operator, Neotel, Sri Lanka and Nepal and, subject to fulfillment of conditions precedent, a 50% ownership in China EnterpriseCommunications (CEC) providing full country VPN coverage in China.

Servicing customers from its offices in over 80 cities in 40 countries, Tata Communications is the number one global international wholesale voice operator and number one provider of international long distance, enterprise data and Internet services in India, the Company was named "Best Wholesale Carrier" at the World Communications Awards in 2006,

"Best Pan-Asian Wholesale Provider" at the 2006 and 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards and was awarded "Best Progress in Emerging Markets" at the 2008 Mobile Communication Awards. Tata Communications Limited (Tata Communications), is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TCL).

http://www.tatacommunications.com
About IAHGames

Based in Singapore, IAHGames is a leading publisher, operator and distributor of online games in Southeast Asia. IAHGames currently hosts award-winning titles such as Dragonica, EA SPORTS(TM) FIFA Online 2, Granado Espada, Top Speed, Hellgate: London, and the entire product line from global publisher Take 2 Interactive, which includes hits such as Grand Theft Auto IV

and the Midnight Club series. Leveraging on Singapore's strategic geographical location and advanced IT infrastructure, IAHGames continues to strengthen its position to consolidate the world's fastest growing online games market while helping publishers and developers bring the world's best games to Southeast Asia.

http://www.IAHGames.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.
SOURCE: TATA Communications Limited
Media Contacts:
Adalyn Khek
Tata Communications
+65-6551-3683
adalyn@tatacommunications.com
Media Agency
STC Associates
+1-212-725-1900 x204
kristen@stcassociates.com
Lynn Soh
IAHGames
+65-9698-6099
lynn@iahgames.com
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