Asia Express - Data Communications
ZTE, NSN, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent Bid for BSNL Supply Contract
October 08, 2010
Indian state-owned BSNL said the company has received bids from four telecom companies, including ZTE, NSN (Nokia Siemens Networks), Huawei, and Alcatel-Lucent for supplying equipment for BSNL's expansion plan in India, according to an October 4, 2010 report by Dow Jones Newswires. As per the expansion plan, BSNL is projected to add 3.37 million lines in north India and 2.13 lines in east India. The supply contract is expected to be finalized within a month. It is reported that BSNL has already started technical evaluation of the four vendors, and financial evaluation is projected to follow.