NTT Communications to acquire unified license in India

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 20, 2015

Japan’s NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) will acquire a unified license for national long-distance services (NLD) in India by the end of this year. This comes up at a time when its sister concern NTT DoCoMo, which has a joint venture with Tata Teleservices Ltd, is looking at exiting the country.

The license, which will enable NTT Com to provide network services in the country, will be acquired through a new group company NTT Communications India Network Services Pvt Ltd. The new company will be set up in May this year, it said in a statement.

Earlier in November, a top official of data centre operator Netmagic (in which NTT Com owns a 74 per cent stake) told Business Line of NTT Com’s plans to acquire a unified telecom license. See earlier story: NTT Com planning to acquire unified telecom licence

Once NTT Com wins a unified license, it will provide a range of network services – including secure, high-quality private network services, such as IP-VPN connecting datacentres or the cloud to the domestic sales or production bases of customers - for companies that are expanding in India.

The license will also enable NTT Com group to offer total ICT solutions in India. At present, NTT Com India is providing system-integration services and Netmagic Solutions, another NTT Com group company, offers datacentre and cloud services with its eight data centres in India.

NTT Com’s wholly-owned subsidiary NTT Communications India Pvt Ltd (NTT Com India) will also set up a branch office in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to offer Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions from June this year.

This would be NTT Com India’s sixth office following Gurgaon (Delhi), Neemrana (Rajasthan), Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

Published on January 20, 2015

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