MUMBAI, Feb 20 (PTI): India's Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd along with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Tata Teleservices will tap the global market jointly.
As VSNL, TATA-controlled, can offer one of the world's largest voice, data and mobile-phone networks after its acquisition of Teleglobe International, TCS would provide platform solution for the implementation.
"It will be a purely business to business relationship. I have a capability and SAP or Oracle has another capability and we go to the market together. In the same manner, VSNL has a capability and TCS has another one, we would combine and go to the market together," TCS CEO and Managing Director S Ramadorai told PTI in an exclusive interview here.
We can take some of the network management services along with some of the competencies of Tata Teleservices and VSNL to offer data centre, disaster back up and large application, he added.
VSNL had recently completed its acquisition of Teleglobe nternational for US dollar 239 million to create one of the world's largest voice, data and mobile-phone networks. The combined company covers some 240 nations and territories and has its eye on becoming a dominant provider of next-generation telecom services to major companies.
Another report adds: Aiming to garner a better share of the world's IT and ITeS market, India's software firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is planning to set new centres in China and Israel.
In an interview, TCS Managing Director and CEO S Ramadorai told newsmen that his company also has big expansion plans in the Asia Pacific region and the middle east in addition to the company's large presence in American and European continents.
"We have got expansion plans for a delivery centre in China where we have, at present, about 350 professionals. Now we are expanding capabilities in China through operations in Shanghai and Beijing," he said.
Without revealing the amount that the company plans to invest, Ramadorai said TCS' investments would be in the order of wage and people that it would be recruiting.
"Whole thing is that we would be able to scale up to a couple of thousands in the next two to three years," he said.
The company is also evaluating prospects to set up a education and training centre in Pakistan.
"We are evaluating partner.. and it is a continuous process..we will take a call at the right time," Ramadorai said.
About Middle East, he said TCS was looking for a location in Israel "purely from a technological perspective" to set up a centre.
"We will look at a location in Israel purely from a technology perspective. We have a representative in Israel now...an employee of TCS. We have to see what are the tech capabilities and competencies before setting up a centre," he said.
TCS, which floated a joint venture company with the State Bank of India in November last year, plans to roll out a vendor asset management solution in the next few months targetting co- operative and regional rural banks.
The company is targetting co-operative banks and regional rural banks as part of this solution, he added.
TCS and SBI formed a technological joint venture 51:49 partnership C-EDGE Technologies Ltd in November that will offer technology and consulting services to the banking, financial services and insurance industry.
TCS' last fiscal had nearly 35 per cent of its revenues coming from the BFSI vertical.