Tata Communications needs to deliver

Tata Communications has improved its financial position and margins under N. Chandrasekaran protégé Amur Lakshminarayanan. However, that may not be such a good thing for its growth.

Just 400 metres separate two iconic Tata buildings in Mumbai’s Fort district, as the crow flies. Videsh Sanchar Bhavan—one of Mumbai’s first skyscrapers—houses Tata Communications, while Bombay House is the HQ of Tata Sons, the group holding company.

Despite the proximity, the two structures may as well have been in different worlds. Till now. 

For the first time, the heads helming each institution—Amur Lakshminarayanan and N. Chandrasekaran, respectively—are in sync and working towards a common goal.

As a firmly business-to-business, or B2B, company and a former government enterprise, Tata Communications doesn’t get the limelight quite as much as some of …


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