Japanese telecom service provider NTT Communications has acquired a Virtual Network Operator (VNO) license under the International Long Distance (ILD) segment. The VNO license was awarded to NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS), the Indian subsidiary of NTT. The company will use the license to expand its enterprise networking solutions and other managed IT services in India, which is currently being offered via its affiliate company named Netmagic Solutions. Note that in this month, NTT Communications had acquired a 100% stake worth Rs 533.83 crore in Netmagic after it received approval from FIPB. Mumbai-based Netmagic provides infrastructure services like CDNs, Hosting, Managed Security, Cloud solutions among others. It also has 7 datacenters located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Noida and Chennai. Starting from July, Netmagic will additionally include hybrid Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) services in its catalog. Basically, NTT is bringing “Arcstar Universal One International Network Services” to India via the VNO route and clubbing it with Netmagic. Currently, Netmagic claims to serve 2000 customers globally including firms from industries like financial services, telecom, online media, online trading, and travel among others NTT looking at broadband and IT solutions Note that Netmagic also holds an ISP license, which it could possibly to offer internet services to home users especially at a time when more telcos are investing in broadband and fiber. NTT had acquired a National Long Distance License in December 2015. At that time, the telco said that it will look at launching “IP-VPN and other reliable, high-quality connectivity services” for businesses. Although these services are limited to enterprise…
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