State owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fibre Home to jointly start manufacturing telecom equipment and optical fibre cable in BSNL factories.
BSNL has seven telecom factories with a large manpower of 1,600 and elaborate infrastructure. Presently, telecom factories are manufacturing several customer end equipment and doing testing tools for internal consumption of BSNL.
Fibre Home has one of the largest telecom manufacturing base at China and is producing equipment at transport layer and access layer of telecom network.
The MoU between two companies is expected to bring telecom manufacturing technology and expertise to India. This will help India set up manufacturing base India “Make in India” program at low cost.
Speaking on the occasion, Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL said, “This agreement will help India to get high quality telecom equipment at reasonable cost and will also reduce deployment time. BSNL always stride hard to fulfill government dreams by adopting workable and practical program like this.”
Lee, President, Fibre Home who signed the agreement expressed optimism that joint manufacturing is coming at an apt time when demand for telecom equipment is increasing world over.
The BSNL-Fibre Home may export telecom equipment to Asia Pacific region shortly added Lee.