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Tejas Networks has bagged the largest Rs 696 crore deal from BSNL for the pan-India router network

NEW DELHI: Homegrown telecom equipment manufacturer Tejas Networks has bagged a Rs 696 crore pan-India router network deal from state-run telco, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

“We hereby inform you Tejas Networks Limited has received an Advance Purchase Order of Rs 696 crore from BSNL for the upgrade of its Pan-India IP-MPLS-based Access and Aggregation Network (MAAN) using its state-of-the-art routers,” Tejas said in a regulatory filing Monday.

Tejas will supply, install and commission more than 13,000 of its TJ1400 Series next-generation access and aggregation routers to realize a converged multi-service packet network, which will be rolled out nationwide, according to the filing.

The telecom equipment manufacturer expects initial deliveries and deployment of the equipment to be completed within the next 18 months.

“The company won this order competing against top global suppliers in an open tender, having been technically shortlisted and submitting the lowest commercial bid,” the company said.

“Mr. Nayak was due to step down from his role as CEO and MD by the company’s next annual general meeting. The Board of Directors considered and accepted his request. The Board expressed its appreciation for Mr. Nayak’s contribution. Sanjay Najakduring his tenure as the company’s CEO and MD,” Tejas Networks said in the filing.

“We are delighted to win this prestigious contract, it is the largest order we have received within our company to date. We look forward to working with BSNL to create a unified, flexible and scalable IP/MPLS network that will accommodate the growing data traffic of the full range of services, including mobile (2G/3G/4G/ 5G), fiber broadband, voice over IP, WiFi and business data services,” said Sanjay Nayak, Managing Director and CEO of Tejas Networks. “This win strengthens our position as a leading supplier of telecom and networking equipment, able to design and deliver complex, mission-critical networks with high availability. It also catapults us into the global service provider switching and routing segment, which requires products with high technological complexity and significant R&D capabilities,” said Arnob Roy, COO and executive director of Tejas Networks.