Sterlite Technologies wins BSNL’s ‘Best Telecom Equipment Manufacturer Award’

Sterlite Technologies wins BSNL’s Best Telecom Equipment Manufacturer AwardSterlite Technologies Limited, a leading global provider of transmission solutions for the telecom and power industries, today announced that it has won BSNL’s award for ‘Best Telecom Equipment Manufacturer (fiber optic cables)’ for the year 2008-09.

Sterlite topped evaluation by BSNL’s Telecom Quality Assurance Circle on multiple business performance metrics including product quality, manufacturing infrastructure and field performance reliability.

Presiding over the award function held in Bangalore, Kuldeep Gayal CMD, BSNL said, “BSNL considers all equipment suppliers and service providers more as partners in our effort to provide quality communications to our customers. The telecom equipment manufacturers have played a key role in enabling the growth of the industry and today I am very happy to recognize the extraordinary contribution from these select companies who have excelled in their segments and have assisted BSNL in achieving our vision.”

K S Rao, COO – Telecom, Sterlite Technologies Limited said, “It is an honor to receive BSNL’s best telecom equipment manufacturer award for our fiber optic cables, which is one of our core businesses. The demand for broadband services in the country is a growth driver for the fiber optic cables. We remain committed to grow the size of the Indian market and to maintain superior quality standards for our products and solutions that we deliver to top telecom companies across the world.” Sterlite says it has a 45 % market share in the optical fiber and cable market in India and is currently executing a contract for BSNL, to supply NGN equipment for a GPON-FTTH network.

Sterlite’s optical fiber facility of 6 Million-Km is already under expansion to 12 Million-Km, which would get established in the current fiscal. Sterlite has decided to further enhance this capacity to 20 Million-km, which would position Sterlite amongst the Top 3 manufacturers globally. The capacity of 20 Million-Km would be functional by FY12. A project is also underway to increase fiber optic cable capacity to 6 million-km.

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