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.
Tata Communications website
Tata Communications 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.
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content
delivery. User login, shopping cart ...
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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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
Minimum monthly costs
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred
NA/EU traffic (low volume)
APAC traffic (low volume)
LATAM traffic (low volume)
Tata Communications 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.
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs?
Apex/root domain OK
No performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com
Global Anycasted network
Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
End of 2017
Technology for bidirectional communication in client-server apps
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Reduce file size for faster delivery
Resend from origin
Always fetch compressed from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too?
HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value?
Can't configure specific other Host header
One POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP
Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin
Cache control - CDN caching
Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching
Full and granular control
CDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble
Invalidate or delete cached objects on CDN
No longer than 2 mins, often much faster
Purge - capabilities
Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header
Many metrics in the UI
2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
15m refresh possible at extra charge
Purge, configuration. Not analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN
SNI. Pricing is custom.
Update cert via UI or API
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content
Their support team is needed
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content
White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
Customer can configure self in UI
Tata Communications Support
Tata Communications provides support via email and phone to all customers. Large customers may get additional support.