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Company

Tata Communications is a full service, carrier grade, global CDN that has been in operation since their acquisition of BitGravity in 2012. The CDN rides on Tata’s global infrastructure which is the largest Tier 1 network in the world. Tata’s ownership of the network and peering relationships enable it to be very competitive when it comes to price.
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Products

Tata Communications provides streaming and small/large file delivery CDN services. Video delivery over RTMP is supported, as well as HDS, HLS and Dash. Tata also has DVR playback and real-time video delivery analytics.

View the table below for more insight into Tata Communications products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Whole Site Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Large Object Rapid Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes CDN Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes CDN Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown

Network

Tata Communications has POPs in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania. Their presence in India is very strong with 6 POPs and 4 more planned. Tata also has new POPs planned for Brazil, Malaysia, Toronto and Denver.

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Locations marked with * are not active yet but on the CDN's roadmap.

Region POPs Locations
North America 8 United States flag Ashburn - Atlanta - Chicago - Dallas - Los Angeles - Miami - New York City - Santa Clara
Latin America 0
Europe 4 Germany flag Frankfurt
France flag Paris
United Kingdom flag London
Netherlands flag Amsterdam
Russia & CIS 0
Asia excl. China 10 Hong Kong flag Hong Kong
Japan flag Tokyo
India flag Bangalore - Chennai - Hyderabad - Kolkata - Mumbai - New Delhi
Singapore flag Singapore
Taiwan flag Taipei
China 0
Oceania 1 Australia flag Sydney
Middle-East 1 Saudi Arabia flag Jeddah
Africa 0

Pricing

Tata Communications offers highly competitive prices customized to your business requirements. One or two-week free trial is available. Get in touch to learn more about their services and prices.
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Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown

Features

Tata Communications has a wide range of features including geo blocking and IP white/blacklisting. The UI has many configuration and customization options for small and large file delivery.

View the tables below for more insight into the features Tata Communications supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 No End of 2017
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldCDN Guide: Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Token authentication Extra costs
Geo blocking Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No
IP white/blacklisting Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI

Support

Tata Communications provides support via email and phone to all customers. Large customers may get additional support.

Customer support
Documentation Sortof/partially Some documentation, not public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.

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