With a consortium of Tata enterprises receiving a $26,821 crore contract from state-owned telecom operators BSNL and MTNL to establish 100,000 4G sites, the Tata Group is poised to become a significant participant in the fast-growing telecom equipment industry. Not only will rural India’s access to the internet change as a result, but also the global telecom industry as a whole.
The Tatas have completed the acquisition of Tejas Networks, a business in the telecom hardware industry. Tejas Networks had previously acquired Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd, a company with a focus on R&D in a variety of fields, including chip design.
To develop the new breed of software-intensive telecom hardware, the Tata Group will need to use its extensive software expertise, which is embodied in TCS, India’s largest IT services company. Tata Elxsi is another high-tech company in the Tata stable.
With such active participation from the Tata group, the telecom industries could see a huge boost in their services and also lead India globally.