You are here: Home » Technology » News » Mobiles & Tablets
Business Standard

RCom places Rs 300 cr modem order with Huawei, ZTE

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai 

 Anil Ambani

Reliance Communications (RCom) has placed a Rs 300-crore bulk order with two Chinese equipment vendors, Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation, for around one million (10 lakh) plug-n-play USB modems.

This is believed to be one of the single largest order for USB modems, that can be used with laptops and desktops for accessing the Internet, from the country.

The Anil Ambani group company will receive the first consignment of nearly 100,000 modems, nearly 10 per cent of the total order, this week. On receipt of the modems, the company will roll these out into the market, sources close to the development told Business Standard.

RCom is planning to ramp up its wireless data operations and pursue an aggressive market share acquisition strategy, and these modems will also help the company establish its presence in the data market.

The company is pushing its Netconnect service (wireless data card) across both urban and rural areas in the country. Going forward, RCom expects its data business to contribute nearly 15-20 per cent of its overall revenues, they said.

The order with Huawei is for USB modems weighing not more than 50 gms and with a Micro Secure Digital Memory card, while the one with ZTE is for modems weighing around 40 gms. Technical specifications for both the companies are much similar.

When contacted RCom spokesperson declined to comment on the development.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, March 10 2009. 00:42 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU