Tejas Networks has won a contract worth Rs 2.98 billion from the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) for the supply, installation, commissioning and support of optical networking equipment, for the augmentation of PGCIL’s pan-India telecom backbone and access networks.

As part of this contract, Tejas Networks will deploy its TJ1600 multi-terabit optical transport network (OTN) cross-connects and 100G/200G dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) systems with advanced flex-grid reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) functionality, TJ1400P series of multiprotocol label switching-transport profile (MPLS-TP)/carrier ethernet switches, along with TejNMS, a multi-technology network management system to create a scalable and high-capacity network for PGCIL.

Commenting on the development, Sanjay Nayak, managing director and CEO, Tejas Networks, said, “We are delighted to be selected by PGCIL for the capacity expansion of their nationwide backbone and access network, which further reinforces our position as a leading trusted telecom equipment provider for the critical infrastructure segment. This win is a strong endorsement of the competitiveness of our end-to-end portfolio of world-class optical networking products for access, metro and backbone networks.”