Thursday, March 4, 2010

BSNL Cancels US$10 Billion Tender for GSM Expansion

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has canceled a tender valued at up to US$10 billion for the provision of up to 93 million new GSM lines. Critics had pointed to a lack of transparency in the contracting process. Ericsson and Huawei were the sole remaining suppliers in the tender, which had been underway for two years. The carrier is now expected to invite fresh bids.

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