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|November 19, 1997||
IBM Global Network comes to IndiaIBM and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited have announced that the IBM Global Network is being extended to India, providing customers with access to inexpensive, fast and secure communication.
IBM Global Services India is a joint venture between IBM Corporation and the Tatas.
IBM Global Network services will be delivered in India through an alliance between IBM and VSNL. The arrangement will provide IBM managed data
Lease line wide area network services are available now and a local dial remote access facility will be provided from early 1998.
Ravi Marwaha, managing director and CEO, IBM Global Services India, has said IBM's technological strength and experience, along with VSNL's domestic and international technological capability and reach, makes this a unique and strong alliance.
He claimed that the tie-up will help reach out to the vast customer base in India with real solutions to their communication needs, utilising the power of network computing.
B K Syngal, chairman and managing director, VSNL, said his company is committed to providing high-quality international telecommunication services and are delighted to be able to offer this service to our customers.
We believe that the IBM Global Network services will provide the business community in India access to an economical, reliable and efficient method of communication with the rest of the world.
Worldwide, IBM Global Network services are delivered through IBM Global Services, an organisation with over $22.9 billion in revenue and operations in 160 countries.
The company offers the entire range of information technology services from IBM, including networking services, outsourcing education, system integration, consulting, software development and hardware design.
VSNL is the exclusive provider of public international telecommunications services in India, linking the domestic Indian telecommunication network with the rest of the world.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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