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TCS front runner for BSNL 4G network roll out deal, ITI in race too

India’s largest information technology (IT) services provider - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) - and Bengaluru-headquartered ITI have submitted their bids for the 4G network roll-out for Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL). Senior officials at BSNL confirmed that both TCS and ITI have submitted their bids, and that the process is expected to close in the next fortnight to a month. Although both companies have placed their bids, TCS is the front runner with a deal size of Rs 16,000 –20,000 crore, said sources in the know. TCS declined to comment on the developments until the time of going to press. “TCS is clearly in the lead because of the consortium it has created. It can now provide both network equipment and solutions to BSNL,” said another source. According to sources at BSNL, ITI, too, would have had to source equipment from TCS. TCS has created a consortium by partnering the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) and Tejas, a subsidiary of Tata Group.

News Source:- https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/tata-consultancy-services-front-runner-for-bsnl-4g-network-roll-out-deal-122112300985_1.html