BSNL mobile tender draws major equipment vendors

22 Dec 2011

A mobile equipment tender for Indian state-run telecoms company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has attracted bids from a number of major global equipment vendors, Reuters reports, citing India’s junior telecoms minister Milind Deora. Sweden’s Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) of Finland, French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent and China’s ZTE and Huawei have all reportedly bid for the tender to supply equipment for 14.37 million 2G and 3G GSM mobile lines, the minister told parliament in a written reply to questions from lawmakers.