Israel-based ECI Telecom has been awarded a $70 million contract by Tata Teleservices to deliver fixed-broadband access network across the country for Tata Teleservices Ltd. (TTSL).
The company has already rolled out the service for Tata Tele in a number of towns and cities, including Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Surat and Baroda.
ECI's broadband solution would enable TTSL to offer a range of services and applications, including IPTV, video on demand, high speed broadband internet, VoIP and other bandwidth intensive services.
"We are providing the infrastructure for Tata Teleservices to roll out bandwidth services across the country," ECI Telecom country manager, Kiran Pande said.
The company has been operating in India for five years and during this period it has provided network infrastructure solutions, including wireless backhaul, WiMax backbone and broadband access and transport solutions.
According a Tata Teleserices statement, ECI's network solution would support a connectivity speed of up to 18 megabit per second (Mbps), a unit to measure broadband speed.
The speed would make it the network with the fastest connectivity in the country ahead of the Airtel 16 Mbps broadband services that support a speed of 16 Mbps.
Tata Teleservices president and chief technology officer AG Rao said that ECI's expertise and in-depth understanding of broadband access solutions were key factors in the company's decision to choose ECI for the important project.
Tata Teleservices Limited has grown steadily since the acquisition of Huges Telecom (India) Ltd (renamed Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra ) Limited) in 2002. The company launched mobile services in January 2005 and today has a presence in all of India's 22 telecom circles.
Israel based, ECI Telecom is a leading supplier of networking infrastructure for carrier and service provider networks worldwide. ECI's equipment provides the platform for key applications in business services, voice, video and wireless backhaul over different operating scales from tier-one national network operators to city carriers.