Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bit Gravity, TATA - Global Strategic Partnership

The background:

>> Communications Arm of Tata Group to Leverage its Tier-1 IP Network and International Presence to Offer BitGravity’s Technology Platform as Key Strategy in Value-Added Services Offering

MUMBAI, India and BURLINGAME, Calif., March 5, 2008 – Tata Communications, (NYSE: TCL) a leading provider of the new world of communications, and BitGravity, Inc., the pioneer in Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for interactive broadcasting, announced today a strategic partnership. Tata Communications will co-brand, resell and jointly market BitGravity’s technology platform worldwide as part of a value-added services offering on top of Tata Global Network.

As part of the arrangement, Tata Communications, with a global presence in more than 200 countries across 300 PoPs will provide tight integration with BitGravity’s platform and their carrier-grade infrastructure, including collocation and IP-network capacity, and local sales presence in each region for the CDN offering. BitGravity will provide technology and manage the content delivery operation. The service will be sold in Europe and Asia and branded as Tata Communications’ CDN Powered by BitGravity.

This is from ContentSutra (Mon 02 Jun 2008):

>>While there is no official announcement yet, this is big news for the video market. We had earlier reported Tata Comm and BitGravity, a CDN solutions provider based out of California, partnering to resell the technology platform in Europe and Asia. The service is now live with Tata entering the market currently dominated by Akamai (NSDQ: AKAM) and recently intruded on by edge distribution competitor Limelight (NSDQ: LLNW).

Found via cdnevangelist

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