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Edgeware and Teleste Announce Partnership and Reseller Agreement for High-Growth Global Markets

Cologne, Germany – May 26, 2009 – ANGA Cable Show – Edgeware, the provider of revolutionary server systems for network deployed on-demand TV, and Teleste Corporation (HEL:TEL1V), a global leader of broadband cable networks and video surveillance networks, today announced a partnership and global reseller agreement under which Teleste will resell Edgeware’s video server products.

Edgeware’s Orbit and Web TV Server products are pre-integrated with Teleste’s MyCast hybrid IPTV/DVB middleware. In combination with the Teleste Luminato digital head-end and edge-QAM platform, an attractive end to end cable infrastructure solution can be offered. The solution supports advanced TV services, including VoD, time shifted live TV and video over the web.

“Partnering with Edgeware enables Teleste to offer its customers an advanced pre-integrated on-demand solution which is both cost-effective, reliable and fast to deploy,” said Seppo Kalli, business director at Teleste Corporation. “This enables us to serve our customers better by offering a complete turn-key solution which, in addition to software and hardware components, includes world-class professional services for installation, maintenance and support.”

This integrated solution allows cable TV and IPTV operators to seamlessly upscale their on-demand service as their subscriber base grows. With ultra efficient Edgeware servers delivering 20 Gbps from 1U, operators can scale from powerful centralized configurations to distributed edge deployments, for best total economy.

With this reseller agreement, Edgeware will benefit from Teleste’s strong presence, not only in the Nordics, Western Europe and other established markets, but in high growth markets including Eastern Europe and APAC/India.

“This agreement follows our strategy to further scale our business by leveraging strong partnerships. In Teleste we have found a partner with complementary technology to deliver powerful, highly integrated and competitive systems to the market,” said Joachim Roos, CEO at Edgeware.

This integrated solution will be demonstrated at Teleste’s booth E19, in Hall 10.2 at the ANGA Cable, show in Cologne, Germany from May 26-28, 2009.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the supplier of revolutionary server systems for on-demand TV, setting new industry standards for video streaming over IP. Edgeware enables Video On-Demand (VoD), Time Shifted TV, Web TV and Ad-insertion services, with unmatched scalability and at the lowest investment and operational cost on the market.

In 2006 Edgeware pioneered using flash memory by launching a fully solid state flash memory based network appliance, for truly distributed deployment. By combining solid-state flash memory and hardware accelerated streaming, Edgeware offers the most integrated, reliable and power efficient appliances in the industry. The systems solution includes dynamic asset propagation and management to enable highly scalable and resilient architectures with central clusters in combination with caches distributed deep into the network. Caching popular content close to the viewers means substantial savings on network infrastructure and shortened time to market. Edgeware´s server systems have been deployed around the globe by leading Telcos and cable MSOs, and more recently by over the top service providers.

The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S.-based office in San Jose, California.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Hegg, VisiTech PR

+1 (303) 752-3552 x230


Maria Leding

+46 703 580 751

About Teleste Corporation

Teleste is an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services. Video is at the core of the business activities, with a focus on the processing, transmission and management of video and data for operators who provide video-related services to end-users. We serve both network operators and service operators, with cable and CCTV operators being the major customer groups.

For broadband access Teleste delivers combined fibre-optic and coax cable (HFC) networks and next generation access networks, such as FttH (Fiber to the Home) and EttH (Ethernet to the Home) networks. For video service platforms we deliver hybrid DVB TV and IPTV solutions, focusing on the delivery of video management systems and head-end systems. For video surveillance (CCTV) applications we focus mainly on public authorities for road, rail and security applications. Using our core technologies, we also provide cost efficient and reliable services to improve the operational efficiency of our customers. Teleste Network Services delivers comprehensive service solutions for European cable operators.

In 2008, the group’s net sales totalled EUR 108.7 million, and the group employed 677 persons at the year-end. The company runs 30 offices worldwide and over 90 percent of Teleste’s net sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki.

For more information, please contact:

Seppo Kalli, Director, Video Service Platforms, Teleste

Tel. +358 44 7575701



Mika Kavanti, Business Director, Video Solutions, Teleste

Tel. +358 50 5871104


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New York, NY, May 26 — KDDI America, Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI Corporation, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, system integration and network solutions, data center services and facilities; recently announced the next step in the ongoing expansion of the KDDI US Powered Ethernet network, , by installing its own Ethernet network hub facilities in data centers in Chicago, IL; Ashburn, VA; and Dallas, TX.

KDDI America successfully launched US Powered Ethernet network in February, providing high-speed, scalable Ethernet connectivity to several U.S. businesses, and is rapidly expanding service availability throughout the country. Ethernet technology is used almost universally by companies for connectivity, and is increasingly sought after by businesses looking to connect their offices abroad. KDDI America meets this need by providing its clients with scalable bandwidth – anywhere from 1Mbps to 10Gbps – over its own international Ethernet network.

This US Powered Ethernet network expansion is the latest development in KDDI America’s efforts to make its world-class telecommunications services readily available to US companies. KDDI America is greatly expanding its presence in the United States by installing its own Layer 2 (Ethernet) switches in key data centers around the country as backbone hubs and working closely with local and regional Ethernet and dark-fiber providers to connect client offices into this high-speed backbone, providing clients with fully-managed, end-to-end Ethernet networks.

KDDI America’s US Powered Ethernet network builds on the success of KDDI Group in developing Ethernet services internationally. KDDI Group is a widely recognized global leader in the development and provisioning of Ethernet services, most notably in Japan–where the domestic service is award-winning* and possesses the largest market share*–and throughout the wider Asia-Pacific region. The US Powered Ethernet network is designed to reach the same level of outstanding performance (with actual availability targeted as being over 99.999% in the long term).

KDDI America has also installed seamless interconnectivity with its MPLS IP VPN networks for customers wanting the best of both Ethernet and MPLS. This, combined with KDDI America’s TELEHOUSE data center services around the country, enables KDDI America to provide comprehensive ICT packages for clients looking for a full turn-key solution of power, space and connectivity.

“The ongoing rollout of our Ethernet service within the U.S. allows us to provide a comprehensive suite of telecommunications services many businesses are seeking,” said Emiko Komatsu, KDDI America’s Marketing Manager. “As we continue to strengthen our Ethernet presence in the United States by placing more switches in key locations nationwide and further expand our network reach to Europe in the near future, we successfully meet the needs of U.S. corporations looking to unify their high-speed European and North American Ethernet networks.”

If you are interested in Ethernet connectivity and associated network and data center services within the United States or internationally, please contact KDDI America’s sales team at or dial 866-348-3370.

About KDDI America, Inc.

KDDI America is the US division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Global Fortune 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides extremely high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout the wider Asia-Pacific region, where it is particularly strong. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. KDDI is also a leading provider in international data center facilities and value-added services colocation provider through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Please contact us at or visit us at (KDDI Japan Corporate Site),

* Source: Nikkei Communication, September 1st, 2008, Corporate Network Survey “Ethernet Section”, No.1 for 7 consecutive years


Emiko Komatsu

KDDI America

P: 212-295-1247


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Tata Communications consolidated revenues up 20%, EBIDTA up 53%

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Tata Communications consolidated revenues up 20%, EBIDTA up 53%.

45% Dividend pay-out recommended

Mumbai, May 26, 2009: Tata Communications Limited reported about Rs 9963 crore (about US$ 2.1 Billion) in consolidated revenues for the year ended March 31, 2009 against Rs 8297 crore for the year ended March 31, 2008, according to audited financial results under Indian GAAP.

The company’s consolidated operating profit (EBIDTA) was up 53% at Rs 1350 crores for the year ended March 31, 2009 as against Rs 880 crores for the year ended March 31, 2008. Net profit was up at Rs 316 crore against Rs 10 crore for the year ended March 31, 2008. This included an extra-ordinary gain of Rs 286 crores (net of taxes) from the sale of shares in Tata Teleservices Ltd.

The Directors have proposed maintaining the dividend at 45%.

“Tata Communications continues to serve its global customers with products and services that are tailored to their requirements even in the midst of the current challenging economic scenario. Our continued investments in infrastructure and services capabilities are highly relevant to our customers in the current environment. We will continue to pursue our vision of delivering a new world of communications to our customers, with a strong focus on service excellence. Towards this goal, we will continue to make prudent investments in expanding our network and services portfolio this year,” said N. Srinath, MD & CEO of Tata Communications.

The company continues its focus on Emerging Markets with the recent completion of its TGN Intra-Asia submarine cable system and strategic partnerships with key telecom players such as Etisalat for enterprise network services, including dedicated Ethernet services for customers seeking connectivity to and from the UAE. Tata Communications and Tata Africa also increased the Tata Group shareholding in Neotel, South Africa’s first converged services operator, to 56% earlier this year.

As a part of its focus on delivering Managed Services, it has entered into several partnerships during this year to develop innovative offerings. Tata Communications has pioneered the public room model for Telepresence services through its partnership with Cisco, the Taj Group of Hotels and the Confederation of Indian Industry. It launched global Content Delivery Network services in partnership with BitGravity.

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited), Nepal (United Telecom Limited), and subject to approval by the Chinese government, China (China Enterprise Communications)

Tata Communications Limited 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)

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 Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

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