Tejas Networks Limited has announced that it has executed a master contract for supply, support, and annual maintenance services of its radio access network (RAN) equipment for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) pan-India 4G/5G network, with Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS).

As a part of this contract, the company has received a purchase order from TCS for approximately $900 million to supply its latest 4G/5G RAN equipment for approximately 100,000 sites, which will be executed during the calendar years 2023 and 2024. The company won this order after successfully completing extensive trials as part of a consortium led by TCS.

Commenting on the development, Anand Athreya, chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD), Tejas Networks said, “We are delighted to be selected as the sole supplier of 4G/5G RAN equipment for one of the largest mobile networks in the world. Our cutting-edge portfolio of baseband and radio products will enable BSNL to roll out a scalable and cost-effective network that meets world-class performance and quality standards. This also furthers our mission to create India’s first global-scale telecom and networking products company with an end-to-end suite of wireless and wireline offerings.”

Meanwhile, Arnob Roy, chief operating officer (COO) and executive director, Tejas Networks said, “We are proud to be a member of the TCS consortium that has put the country on the world map in a highly competitive, deep-technology segment.  We are committed to collaborating with our consortium partners to ensure a best-in-class service experience for BSNL subscribers, both consumers and businesses, around the country.”

Further, Dr. Kumar N. Sivarajan, chief technology officer (CTO), Tejas Networks said, “Our state-of-the-art 4G/5G RAN products were subjected to rigorous field testing by BSNL for nearly eighteen months before being chosen for this large-scale commercial deployment. This win is a true testament to the engineering excellence and innovation prowess of our R&D team that successfully developed and delivered an industry-leading product in a complex technology area in record time.”