BSNL Renews 3 Year Contract Of UTStarcom
Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has renewed the three-year contract of Telecommunications infrastructure provider UTStarcom for maintaining its equipment support. This reinforces the strength of UTStarcom’s advanced efficient and reliable broadband infrastructure solutions.
UTStarcom has been a broadband equipment service supplier of BSNL for years. In March 2014, UTStarcom won multi-service access network (MSAN) equipment and support design, engineering and installation for BSNL, helping the service provider upgrade its network to offer next generation multi-media services to its customers.
As per the contract, maintenance of BSNL broadband services with UTStarcom supplied products including B1000 IPDSLAM, RPR, EMS, LAN switches, BNGs, and various applications like AAA, SSSC and SSSS. UTStarcom will supply and maintain BSNL Multiplay, the broadband triple play network for the next three years till 2018.
“We are delighted to build on the success of our partnership with BSNL, and we are excited to play a key role in an effort to support the rollout of its “Multiplay” broadband Internet service, by offering our robust portfolio of advanced yet affordable telecom infrastructure solutions,” said William Wong, UTStarcom’s Chief Executive Officer.
“As a leading telecom infrastructure provider, we plan to extend our efforts significantly in the year 2015 and will work with Indian telecom operators, system integrators and the government to address the needs of Indian government’s initiatives to build up Digital India.”
N K Gupta, Board Director (Consumer Fixed and Mobility) of BSNL, said: “We value this opportunity to further deepen our relationship with our decade old partner “UTStarcom “ that enable us to continue the transformation of our broadband & fixed line network for next few years.”
This is the latest project for UTStarcom in India, a market where it already holds about 35% share for broadband Internet network equipment.