Tech Mahindra and Surf Line ink USD20mn deal

19 Jun 2013

Indian network technology and business solutions provider Tech Mahindra has reportedly wrapped up a USD20 million deal to deploy the network of new Ghanaian wireless provider Surf Line, the Hindu Business Line (HBL) reported. Sources familiar with the matter stated that the multi-year contract stipulates network infrastructure build-out and provision of managed services. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the regulator National Communications Authority (NCA) issued three technology-neutral broadband wireless access (BWA) licences in the 2500MHz to 2690MHz band, that allow for the provision of 4G services, to Surf Line, Gold Key Properties and G-Kwik net in February 2013.

Tech Mahindra, part of Pune-based Mahindra Group, has been operating in Ghana since 2011, when it was selected to run Bharti Airtel’s call-centres across several operation sites in Africa, HBL reported. The company is currently in the process of merging with Indian IT company Mahindra Satyam after gaining approvals from the National Stock Exchange and the Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2013.

Ghana, Bharti Airtel