Tata Consultancy Selects Level 3 Network Services to Enable Communications for its Expanded Operations in Brazil
Consultancy Deploys Level 3´s Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Dedicated Internet Access Services to its Offices in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), a multinational IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, to deliver Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL) and dedicated Internet access (DIA) services to its offices in Brazil. The new services will connect the company’s headquarters in Sao Paulo to its recently opened office in Rio de Janeiro, increasing communications efficiency between the two locations.
With the opening of its office in Rio de Janeiro, TCS needed additional network services to accommodate an increased flow of communications traffic throughout the region. By using Level 3′s EVPL and DIA services, TCS now has a reliable and secure communication infrastructure, enabling the company to concentrate on its core business.
“Tata has seen a sizeable uptick in communications among our employees, requiring increased investments in our Internet services. Level 3 has a long history of providing secure, reliable LAN to LAN connectivity and dedicated access to the Internet, and we’re excited to work with them,” said Rodrigo Ferrarez Pereira, information security manager of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. in Brazil. “The agreement with Level 3 provides TCS with the necessary bandwidth, transparency and control to maximize the performance we need to keep pace with our growing business.”
“Level 3´s Ethernet Virtual Private Line service enables more efficient and reliable communications and collaboration among users located in various offices over a single, network platform,” said Marcos Malfatti, senior vice president of Sales for Level 3 in Brazil. “We are pleased to support TCS’s business growth through our network connectivity and value-added solutions, helping them improve the essential operational excellence required to continue driving their business forward.”
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About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model(TM), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 285,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3′s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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