Jio’s entry to Indian market with disruptive offers forced competitors to reduce data pricing, as a result there was a dramatic increase in Facebook traffic. The impact was so much that it took Facebook’s global monthly active user (MAU) numbers to record highs. In its December-quarter earnings call with investors on Wednesday, the social media giant…
UTStarcom has announced a $24 million contract with BSNL to support a major network enhancement. UTStarcom will supply multi-service access network (MSAN) equipment and support design, engineering and installation for BSNL. UTStarcom is working with ITI Limited, India’s leading telecommunication equipment makers, for the BSNL network upgrade.
“We are happy to have UTStarcom partner with us on this important project,” said R.K Upadhyay, Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL. “UTStarcom has been a reliable partner in the past, and we have successfully deployed a large number of their broadband access products on our network”.
“This project takes us deeper into India’s telecom market which is one of the largest, fastest growing and most competitive after undergoing successive rounds of liberalization since the 1990’s,” said William Wong, UTStarcom’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are leveraging existing relationships with India’s leading carriers and tech companies, like BSNL and ITI, to find opportunities in this country, which is poised to have one of the largest bases of Internet users worldwide.”
BSNL is upgrading its network to offer Next Generation Multi-Media Services to its customers. The upgrade entails migrating existing PSTN/ISDN customers to Next Generation Network (NGN) to enable supplementary services using Internet Protocol along with basic telephony. Original Post at Telecom Tiger