Tejas wins Rs 696 Crore deal from BSNL to upgrade router network

Tejas Networks, backed by the Tata Group, has won Rs 696 crore deal or project from state-run telecom operator BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited). The deal is for upgrading BSNL’s PAN-India router network over the next 18 months. More precisely, Tejas Networks will upgrade BSNL’s PAN-India IP-MPLS-based Access and Aggregation Network (MAAN) using its state-of-the-art routers. Tejas said it won this order after competing with the top global suppliers in the space.

In a release, Tejas Networks said it would deliver, install and commission more than 13,000 of its TJ1400 Series next-generation access and aggregation routers to deliver a converged multi-service packet network, which will be rolled out nationwide.

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Sanjay Nayak, MD and CEO of Tejas Networks, said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious contract, the largest order we have received within our company to date. We look forward to working with BSNL to deliver a ​​unified, flexible and scalable IP/MPLS network that accommodates growing data traffic through its full range of services, including mobile (2G/3G/4G/5G), fiber broadband, Voice over IP, WiFi and business data services. deploying routing products at scale and establishing our world-class capabilities in critical routing technology.”

Arnob Roy, COO and Executive Director of Tejas Networks, said: “It is a proud moment for us to be selected as the first Indian company to provide its natively designed and field-hardened routing products to BSNL’s nationwide MAAN network. This win strengthens our position as a leading supplier of telecom and network equipment, able to design and deliver complex, mission-critical networks with high availability.”

BSNL will benefit from the router network upgrade as it is expected to see higher data usage on its networks once it starts rolling out 4G and more consumers subscribe to its fiber broadband services.