BSNL, MTNL, Tatas award $307 mn contracts to Motorola
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BSNL, MTNL, Tatas award $307 mn contracts to Motorola

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 19 February 2004, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Global telecom equipment supplier Motorola has bagged contracts worth $307 million from BSNL, MTNL and Tata Teleservices for supplying equipments to upgrade and expand their capacities.

"The agreements with three companies include deployment of new networks, as well as expansion and upgrades of existing networks for both GSM and CDMA based mobile telephony networks," a company statement said.

State-owned BSNL has awarded the business for expansion of over 10 lakh lines in the Southern states. The project also includes value added services such as General Pocket Radio Service (GPRS) and Multimedia Service (MMS).

For MTNL, Motorola has been awarded the business after a public tender was floated, which would increase the number of GSM based lines by four lakh each in Delhi and Mumbai.

"The Motorola network will also deliver value-added services such as pre-paid and intelligent networks and a complete billing solution for 1.5 million customers across the two cities," the company said.

Tata Teleservices has awarded the contract to Motorola for expanding it CDMA based mobile network in the states of Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Mumbai and "the contract is among the largest CDMA contracts to be awarded globally."

Of the $307 million contract, substantial orders have been reported in Motorola's 2003 results and the majority of the revenue was expected in 2004, the company said.

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