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Sify.com enables local payment options for Skype users in India

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY), headquartered in Chennai, India, a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network, IT and Applications services in India with global delivery capabilities today announced that Sify.com will facilitate local payment methods which will simplify users' experience while purchasing Skype credit or subscriptions to make calls to Mobile & Landline numbers outside India. Skype offers some of the most competitive calling rates while calling abroad from India and this partnership will help Indian consumers access these offerings from Skype more easily.

Previously, Skype users in India could buy Skype credit or subscriptions only with International credit cards. Skype users can now also buy their credit or subscriptions from www.sify.com/skype using Indian Debit/Credit Cards and Net Banking.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Kamal Nath, Chief Executive Officer, Sify Technologies Limited, said, "With increased globalization, Indian consumers must be able to collaborate with anyone, anywhere and anytime. Sify is making it easier for Indian Skype users to collaborate with almost 7 billion mobile and landline users across the world."

"Together with Sify, we are making it easier for Skype users in India to purchase Skype credit and subscriptions. India is a key market for Skype and we want to help our users in India connect with friends and family abroad," said Judd Harcombe, Head of Emerging Market Business Development at Skype.

About Skype

Skype has been enabling the world's conversations for more than 10 years. Skype is used by more than 300 million people and businesses every month to make free video and voice calls, send files, video and instant messages and to share both special occasions and everyday moments with the people who matter most. Skype is available in 32 languages and is one of the fastest growing voice communications offerings worldwide, with users spending as many as 3 billion minutes on Skype in a single day. Visit www.skype.com for more details.

About Sify Technologies

Sify is among the largest integrated ICT Solutions and Services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than 1300 cities and towns in India. This telecom network today connects 38 Data Centers across India including Sify's 6 Tier 3 Data Centers across the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.

A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Enterprise Services, comprised of Telecom services, Data Center services, Cloud and Managed services, Applications Integration services and Technology Integration services. Sify also provides services that cater to the burgeoning demands of the SMB community, much of it on its Cloud services platform.

Sify is ISO 9001:2008 certified for Enterprise Sales, Provisioning, support and customer relationship management of ICT solutions and services including VPN, Network, Voice, Data Center hosting, Integration services, security services and managed services. Sify has been certified in ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has been certified in SSAE16 SOC2 Type II for Cloud Infrastructure and in TL 9000 for Enterprise Network Services, Network Integration Services including Design, Implementation and Support services. The latter certification is telecommunication industry's quality system standard that expands the requirements of the International Standards Organization's ISO 9000 quality management standard in use by industries worldwide. Sify has Unified License to operate NLD (National Long Distance), ILD (International Long Distance) services and ISP services and offers VoIP backhaul for international carriers. With the Sify Cable landing station and partnerships with submarine cable companies globally, Sify is present in almost all the spheres of the ICT eco system.

Sify has an expanding base of Managed Services customers, both in India and overseas, and is India's first enterprise managed services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services. The software team develops applications and offers services to improve business efficiencies of its current and prospective client bases. Sify also offers services in the specialized domains of eLearning, both in India and globally. For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com

CONTACT: Sify Technologies Limited Mr. Praveen Krishna Investor Relations & Public Relations +91 44 22540777 (ext.2055) praveen.krishna@sifycorp.com Grayling Investor Relations Ms. Truc Nguyen (ext. 418) +1-646-284-9400 truc.nguyen@grayling.com 20:20 MSL Nikhila Kesavan Indravati Iyer 0-9840124036/ nikhila.kesavan@2020msl.com 0-9500050541/ indravati.iyer@2020msl.com

Source:Sify Technologies Limited