Nokia and Ericsson are among the five major telcos who have submitted their bids for14.37million Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication lines against the tenders floated by state owned telco BSNL. This information was given by wasMinister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Other major companies who are participating in the bid are Alcatel Lucent and two major Chinese telcos Huawei and ZTE.
"The tender for procurement of 14.37 million Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) lines for expansion of 2G and 3G services has been floated by BSNL for requirement of all its telecom circles, except Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh," he said
He also gave the details of the tenders scrapped and cancelled. He said that 93 million-GSM lines tender floated in the year 2008 for all the telecom circles and 5.5 million GSM lines tender floated in the year 2010 for the telecom circles of North and East zones were scrapped of cancelled.
He also said that fresh tender has been floated based on revised requirements.