Ericsson has bagged the “Largest Telecom Equipment Manufacturer” award for the fourth consecutive year, at the “6th National Telecom Awards 2012” organized by the CMAI (Communication Multimedia & Infrastructure) Association of India, an apex non profit trade association promoting growth in the communications, manufacturing and trade sector. Swati Rangachari, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Ericsson India received the award from Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General ITU (International Telecommunication Union).
Over the years, Ericsson India has significantly increased its local production capabilities both in terms of capacity and cutting edge technology. Ericsson expanded its existing manufacturing level from AXE switching to become the first multinational company to set up manufacturing of GSM Radio Base Station (RBS) series at its facility in Kukas, Rajasthan. Early last year, another assembly line was added to increase the production capacity.
Ericsson is now extending its capabilities towards exports from India. Ericsson India’s products nominated for this award include the multi standard radio base station RBS6000, an energy efficient compact site solution that supports all three technologies; 2G GSM/EDGE, 3G WCDMA/HSPA and 4G TD-LTE in a single package and the MSC Server Blade Cluster that drastically boosts the capacity of the network and evolves it into an IP network .
Speaking on the occasion, Swati Rangachari, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Ericsson India, said “We would like to thank CMAI Association of India for honoring Ericsson with this prestigious award. From developing AXE switching in nineties, and becoming the first multinational company to start manufacturing of GSM Radio Base Station, to production of multi standard radio base station RBS6000, Ericsson has consistently demonstrated its long term commitment towards India. The award recognizes our leadership position in the Indian telecom infrastructure space as we continue to build state of art telecom network for our customers.”