|Ericsson wins GSM, GPRS orders valued at USD 50 million from Hutchison Group in India|
Posted: 20-Dec-2001 [Source: Ericsson press release]
[Ericsson has won mobile infrastructure orders worth USD 50 million from BSSL, a joint venture between Hutchison Telecom of Hong Kong and Essar Group of India.
Ericsson will provide the complete core switching network infrastructure, radio network and microwave equipment to BSSL to operate GSM services in three new areas of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chennai. In addition, Ericsson will
also supply a range of value added services.
"We already have a track record in the country of having built top class networks and our commitment of providing value packed services to our customers. The new license areas of AP, Karnataka and Chennai are going to be no different," said Asim Ghosh, Managing Director Hutchison Max Telecom Limited. "We are happy to have chosen Ericsson, one of our global
infrastructure partners, as our preferred supplier for the new networks, because they are in the 'leading edge class' and have all it takes to meet our rigorous customer oriented business focus."
"Hutchison is one of the fastest growing cellular operators in India and we are happy to bag the mobile infrastructure contracts for their all three new circles," said Jan Campbell, Managing Director, Ericsson Telecommunications India Pvt. Ltd. "The business re-inforces our technology and market leadership in offering new generation infrastructure solutions to our customers globally
and in India."
"I am very delighted that Ericsson is now also a partner with Hutchison in India, following our recent handshakes on 3G supply agreements in other
Hutchison key markets," said Kinson Loo, Managing Director, Hutchison Global Account, Ericsson, Asia Pacific.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful
communication companies in the world.
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