HCL Info wins Rs300 crore IAF order

HCL Infosystems, a leading hardware, services and ICT system integration company, has won a Rs300-crore order from the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the deployment of wide-band CDMA-based portable wireless network covering many of its stations across India.

The contract covers the establishment of a captive 3G mobile network, offering the latest value-added services using state-of-the-art mobile communications technology.

''Being one of the key wins under our defence system integration practice, it further highlights the company's vast understanding in various industry verticals,'' said Rothin Bhattacharyya, executive vice-president, HCL Infosystems.''Adopting a solution-based approach with system integration the company is today consistently winning various prestigious projects that are going to play an integral role in architecting the future of the country.''

The WCDMA network will be integrated with the Air Force Network (AFNET), deployed earlier by HCL Infosystems, as the backbone connectivity and ensure video interactivity for video calls, cross connectivity with other communication platform like IP-based communication within AFNET.

The 3G network will also have transportable mobile base stations for establishing communication with higher echelons even from remote locations in the country. HCL Infosystems will implement the whole project on turnkey basis.

The company, with revenues of Rs.12,222 crore offers a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes computing, storage, networking, security, telecom, imaging and retail.