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Alcatel-Lucent wins $1 billion contract
January 16, 2013, 2:22 pm



India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) today awarded a $1 billion (around Rs 5,481 crore) contract to telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for enhancing its telecom network in Eastern and Southern India till 2020.

The partnership with Alcatel-Lucent will “enable RCom to take the lead in offering next generation telecom solutions”, RCom Chief Executive Officer for Wireless Business Gurdeep Singh said in a joint statement with Alcatel-Lucent.

“The contract extends RCom’s existing relationship with Alcatel-Lucent for over USD 1 billion and will deliver seamless voice and data communications services to its customers,” the statement said.

“This business association is an extension of our long-standing relationship with Reliance Communications, and our commitment to India,” Alcatel-Lucent President for Asia-Pacific, Rajeev Singh-Molares said.

The agreement is the first for converged wireless and fixed-line contract in India, and one of only a handful in the world, it added.

Source: Agencies