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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.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially Vary headers and POST are supported. No PUT.
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Whole Site Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Large Object Rapid Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported

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.
Tata Communications network map

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

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.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially <10 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
HTTP/2 Not available/supported End of 2017
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? 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 Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Full and granular control
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Log files Partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
API Partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported
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 Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported 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 Partially Some documentation, not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.

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