Telecom Giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided on Thursday to extended its contract with telecom infrastructure provider UTStarcom to supply and maintain BSNL multiplay, the broadband triple play network for the next three years till 2018.
State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided on Thursday to extended its contract by 3 years with telecom infrastructure provider UTStarcom for broadband and fixed line network transformation.
“This is an extension order for maintenance of BSNL broadband services with UTStarcom supplied products and it reinforces the strength of UTStarcom’s advanced efficient and reliable broadband infrastructure solutions,” UTStarcom in a statement said. No financial details were provided.
This extension will allow UTStarcom to supply and maintain BSNL multiplay, the broadband triple play network for the next three years till 2018.
The company holds nearly 35% share in the broadband Internet network equipment in India.
“We are dedicated to serve our customers by providing affordable and innovative telecom services.” NK Gupta, Board Director (Consumer Fixed and Mobility) of BSNL said.
This will further deepen our relationship with our decade old partner UTStarcom that enable us to continue the transformation of our broadband and fixed line network for next few years, Gupta added.
In March 2014, UTStarcom won multi-service access network (MSAN) equipment and support design, engineering and installation for BSNL, helping the service provider to upgrade its network to offer Next Generation multi-media services to BSNL customers.
“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,” William Wong, Chief Executive Officer of UTStarcom said.
The company also plans to extend efforts in the year 2015 and said that it will work with the Indian telecom operators, system integrators and the government to address the needs of initiatives such as Digital India.