Monday, August 17, 2015

Missed Opportunities in Network Gears - Again

“Uninor, the India business unit of Norway-based Telenor Group, has signed a contract with Huawei for modernisation of its entire telecom network across all its circles. The worth of the contract is Rs 1,200 crore... project will be spread over a period of three years and aims to modernise Uninor’s existing network with Huawei’s new architecture, platforms and equipment…Under the deal, all 24000 base station will be swapped with new equipments. The deal also involves Huawei becoming the managed services partner of Uninor.”

Still wondering what is happening? Well, we just started the process of handing over big contracts to manufacture/installation/providing services for network gears to big Chinese companies. It’s bound to happen when we refuse to learn lessons from history. Didn’t we go through the same situation during 2G network expansion? I think, at that time also we outsourced everything related to network gears to European and Chinese brands. There was some hope that, by the time of 4G rollout there would be some Indian companies capable of giving some competition to Chinese... but no we failed again.


1. Huawei bags Rs 1,200 crore network contract from Uninor  : Firstpost

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