Alcatel-Lucent snared a significant contract with India’s Reliance Communications that the infrastructure vendor valued at more than $1 billion. The deal calls for Alcatel-Lucent to manage Reliance’s telecommunications infrastructure in eastern and southern India through 2020.
Alcatel-Lucent said it will “synergize” Reliance’s current independent wireless and wireline operations across those regions, which will allow the telecom operator to focus on business and marketing efforts. Reliance is currently one of India’s largest telecom operators serving approximately 150 million wireless customers.
The deal also calls for Alcatel-Lucent to support Reliance’s operations support system integration, benchmarking and radio frequency coverage testing and service delivery management. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for network performance and service quality, and work with the operator to identify new service opportunities.
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