Motorola bags $90 mn BSNL order

Motorola bags $90 mn BSNL order
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First Published: Wed, May 21 2008. 04 57 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 21 2008. 04 57 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: US-based telecom equipment manufacturer Motorola has bagged a $90 million GSM contract from state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
“Motorola will provide equipments for BSNL’s network expansion in southern India aimed at adding 2.3 million subscribers in the region,” it said in a statement.
Under the terms of the contract, Motorola will ship GSM network equipment and provide a network services programme including both software and hardware support.
“Supply of equipment had already begun in April and would significantly help BSNL in the required capacity enhancement,” the statement said.
Subhendu Mohanty, country head for Home and Networks Mobility, Motorola India said: “We will endeavour to grow our market engagements and deliver maximum value to our customers, be it serving their current needs or planning for future growth.”
The telecom major’s existing network in the southern region already includes 2G equipment supplied by Motorola.
Last year, Motorola was disqualified in the mega 23.5 million GSM contract on technical grounds in which Ericsson emerged as the top bidder.
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First Published: Wed, May 21 2008. 04 57 PM IST