Sify Announces Integration of Portal Biz

Sify Limited , a leader in consumer Internet and Enterprise Services in India with global delivery capabilities today announced that it has integrated its Portal, i-Way cyber café chain and Sify Broadband to Home services into one single business unit.

“We are bringing together iWays, broadband to home, and portals to build upon their strengths, and to leverage the synergies possible as an integrated consumer business. This integration is a key step towards growing our consumer businesses, and gaining a larger share of the growing Indian market for the services we offer. This is much like our strategy of integrating our enterprise businesses to offer end-to-end managed services for companies in India and leverage the synergies across these businesses to accelerate growth.” Raju Vegesna, Chairman & CEO, Sify, said .

The newly formed division will have Naresh Ajwani, President, Consumer Infrastructure & Operations, leading the access initiative across broadband to home and cyber cafes, and Mr. V Sivaramakrishnan, President, Consumer Marketing, heading the online content, e-commerce and marketing initiatives.

With the convergence of media, rapid developments in technology and rapidly evolving consumer needs and trends, the evolution of a single combined offering can positively influence the consumer’s experience of Sify’s services. The results of this integration, and the possibilities that it will open up will be evident over the coming quarters.

Sify is among the largest Internet, network and e-Commerce services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common Internet backbone infrastructure. This Internet backbone reaches 221 cities and towns in India. A significant part of the company’s revenue is derived from Corporate Services, which include corporate connectivity, network and communications solutions, security, network management services, enterprise applications and hosting. A host of blue chip customers use Sify’s corporate service offerings. Consumer services include broadband home access, dial up connectivity and the iWay cyber café chain across 163 cities and towns. Sify is recognized as an ISO 9001:2000 certified service provider for network operations, data center operations and customer support, and for provisioning of VPNs, Internet bandwidth, VoIP Solutions and integrated security solutions, and BS7799 certified for Internet Data Center operations.

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