MTNL launches international tender for Mauritius project

2 Nov 2009

Indian state-run telecoms operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has launched a USD20 million global tender as it seeks to improve the network infrastructure of its Mauritian mobile unit MTML (Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius Ltd). The tender includes the installation and commissioning of 200,000 mobile lines, broken down into two phases: the first one for 100,000 2G lines and the second comprising 50,000 2G lines and 50,000 3G lines. According to the Indian parent’s web site, MTNL started accepting bids for the tender on 14 October, and the last date for offers is 7 November. A stipulation of the contract requires the equipment selected to be compatible with MTNL’s existing infrastructure solutions from Huawei, ZTE and NEC. The turnkey contract includes planning, engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the entire 2G network of GSM (phase two) and the 3G network, the tender document said.