NOTES Introduction - Our purpose is to introduce how we position the company in the context of the world around us Taking a set of building blocks that include: How we’re structured to serve a global client base [Click 1 – International Business Group facts], 2) Our large and highly scalable cross border, trans-oceanic network [Click 2 -- Global Network Assets facts], 3) The powerful financial stability and systems integration capabilities/IT synergies of the TATA Group [Click 3 – TATA Group facts], and 4) Extensive connectivity and service suite in, to and within India [Click 4 – VSNL India facts]. VSNL International Background Facts TATA Group took management control on February 13, 2002 Ownership: 46% TATA Group, 28% Public, 26% Indian Government Key Financials FY2003-04 – Revenue $703M and Net Profit $84M TATA Group Background Facts Contribute to 2.6% of India’s GDP $14.25 billion revenue in FY 2003 Over 91 operating companies Over 235,000 employees worldwide TATA Indicom supports over 1.6 million domestic CDMA Mobile customers and its Enterprise Business Unit is the #1 domestic communications service provider for Global Fortune 500
Security : also cryptographically generated addresses
I think it means that we need to increase the emphasis on the value we would provide in the IPX value chain equation. “Local” (integrated) connectivity to a truly global IPX infrastructure with QoS catered to each application – HUGE value . Hosting of key applications “in the middle” (in your “Service Hub” on slide 11) that, without them, the international applications would break down (ENUM, LNP, WRG, etc.) – HUGE value . Promote the idea that very few players can solve all this globally. Its not easy at all. We can – yada yada yada…
View from the IPv6 deployment front line Early mover advantage? CORPORATE Cisco Networkers Orlando, Fl, june 24-27th 2008 Yves Poppe Director Bus. Dev. IP Services
CORPORATE « Whatever advantage you have, someone will take it away from you » C.K. Prahalad, professor of Corporate Strategy
More than 80+ ISPs of India are connected to Tata Communiation for domestic & International Transit.
Almost all major content providers are hosted in Tata IDC:
more than 3000 enterprise customers.
Millions of on net customer eyeballs
IPv6 connectivity at SANOG 10 in New Delhi Sept 2007 CORPORATE
Local tunnel IP address : 188.8.131.52
IPv6 address block : 2001:DF9::1/32
AS10201 AS24555 AS4755 AS 6453 and IPV6 Internet Mumbai Hong Kong Mumbai Tunnel Termination Router (LNS) IPv6oIP Tunnel Delhi Existing VSNL Customer
IPv6 connectivity options CORPORATE dual stack, tunneling & tunnel broker access. IPv6 AAAA DNS look up service. customer prefixes /48 or larger size. RFC 2858 IPv6 BGP-4 as EGP. Dual stack IPv4/IPv6 in 64 locations globally including 16 sites in India IPv6 « slash 32’s » from ARIN, APNIC, RIPE and Afrinic AS 6453 & AS 4755
CORPORATE Home Carrieror ISP Global Carrieror ISP Foreign Carrieror ISP AS 6453
AS 6453 as tier 1 carrier’s carrier network
IPv6 traffic still minimal
IPv6 traffic growth depends on adoption in tier 2 networks
This in turn depends on IPv6 support on the application level.
Visibility, early mover advantage and differentiator in the marketplace
If carrier A offers IPv4 only and carrier B offers both IPv4 and IPv6, other criteria being similar, who would a tier 2 ISP carrier base go for?
40+ of our major customers connect in both IPv4 and IPv6
IPv6 support has become a must to win a bid
Of around 60 major RFQ’s for IP transit answered both in 2006 and 2007, about 50 included questions on IPv6 support, roughly half gave points to IPv6 support in their response evaluation and 10 had IPv6 support as mandatory or exclusion factor if not compliant.
Next step: stimulate growth of the IPv6 component of the overall IP traffic.
TLD DNS support still patchy: only 6 of the 13 roots support IPv6?!
Support in DNS servers; Where is Linksys?
IPv6 accessible content
All major content providers see IPv6 support as problematic and to cause major problems for load balancing !?
Clarification or enhancement of some operational aspects:
Security: Firewalls? Teredo?
Network Management support
Some application level catalysts
Vista? mobile push services? Secure VPN? Grid ? First responder? Sensor networks? IMS? IP address based billing?
IPv6 deployment on the access side
refresh cycle for DSLAM’s and cablemodems, 3G, WiMax
IPv6 and the mobile internet: joined at the hip for the next growth phase CORPORATE The future growth of the Internet lies in the hands of mobile phone users, not computers, … … while the Internet population has exploded from 50 million to 1.1 billion since 1997, it still only reaches a sixth of the world's population. the jump to the next (sixth) version of the Internet Protocol IPv6 is "desperately needed if we are to reach the world's 4 billion people, who are now untouched by the Net." Vint Cerf in Bangalore, February 20 th 2007, as reported by Pronetworks and The Hindu
Coming soon : Morphing phones in need of a morphed IP network? CORPORATE MORPH Nokia’s concept phone flexible and transparent materials, self-cleaning and self-preserving Charging by solar absorption Info about environment and ourselves through Integrated sensors This morphing phone might need a morphed IP network with lots and lots of IP addresses ;-) http://www.nokia.com/A4852062