Tata sources content delivery network

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Tata Communications, the carrier services arm of Indian conglomerate Tata Group, has acquired a content delivery network (CDN), better equipping the firm to help network operators deliver media assets to end users.

Tata has purchased 100 per cent of BitGravity, it has partnered wtih since 2008, investing $11.5m along the way. BitGravity will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Communications and terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

BitGravity, a privately held company located in California, was founded in mid-2006 and launched its services in 2008.

Since the establishment of the partnership with, Tata has claimed successful traction with high profile media, content and gaming companies in Europe, Asia and India such as NDTV, IAH Games, Quick Heal Technologies and Nimbus Communications.

“Two years ago, we made an investment in BitGravity to provide content delivery services for Tata Communications” said Genius Wong, senior vice president of global network services at Tata. “We can now fully invest in the potential that exists around the globe and accelerate the delivery of new features and services to our customers”.

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