TTSL and Alcatel-Lucent sign seven-year deal

4 Mar 2009

Indian cellco Tata Teleservices (TTSL) and French hardware vendor Alcatel-Lucent have inked a seven-year deal, covering the cellco’s GSM- and CDMA-based services across 22 circles. Alcatel-Lucent will provide its SDH-based solution for data, voice and video delivery, as well as its optical multi-service node solutions. The hardware vendor claims that the deployment of its solutions will allow TTSL to optimise its CAPEX and OPEX due to cost efficiencies from working with a common set of tools, as well as allowing the cellco to improve network efficiency. Commenting on the deal Mr A G Rao, TTSL’s Chief Technology Officer, said, ‘We are confident that Alcatel-Lucent can help us deliver world-class solutions for our customers [over a] quick, efficient and flexible network.’