BSNL signs GPON deal with Sterlite

19 Jun 2009

According to Sify.com, BSNL has inked a deal worth INR2.5 billion (USD51.6 million) with Sterlite Technologies for the provision of next generation Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology. Sterlite, which is backed by Chinese vendor Huawei, secured the contract in the face of competition from Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), ZTE and Indian Telephone Industries (ITI). The upgrade will allow the company to offer IPTV, video on demand and other high bandwidth services.