Alcatel is a leading provider of end-to-end telecommunications and Internet based solutions in India. Back in 1982, Alcatel entered the Indian market with a technology transfer with ITI Ltd. and became the first company to manufacture digital switching equipment in the country. Today, half of Indias fixed service lines are powered by Alcatel technology. In addition to fixed line switches, Alcatel in India is active in the areas of GSM infrastructure, transmission equipment, development and implementation of IN platform, EPABX, broadband equipment, space equipment and telecom infrastructure projects in Railways, Roads and Aviation.
Commitment to the market - our facilities in India
Alcatel has contributed significantly to the development of the Indian telecom networks. Over the years, we have demonstrated our growing commitment to the Indian business by investing heavily in India in terms of infrastructure and human resources.
Alcatel has significant presence in India for its R&D (Research & Development and Engineering) activities. Alcatel in India has established full-fledged, state of the art labs where in the software solutions developed are fully tested for their robustness, before they are delivered to our customers world wide. Alcatel,s Indian development centers, located in Gurgaon & Chennai, have established a strong process capability; in order to deliver reliable software packages. The Software Center at Gurgaon is completely focused on development of application software with a significant number of dedicated software professionals working with partner organizations all over India.
Alcatel is present in the entire range of telecom infrastructure and solutions in India. Our global presence and a complete portfolio of products and solutions also helps us to provide seamless communication experience to customers and end-users. No matter what technology you are looking for Alcatel has THE solution that is best adapted to your needs.
Alcatels Solutions in India
Broad broader broadband!
As the broadband market in India is set to take off in a big way, Alcatel with its world leadership position in the broadband access market is ideally placed to cater to this new growth area in India. With over 39.2 million lines of ADSL shipped and a cumulative world-wide market share of 37%, Alcatel is in the process of tying up with integration and content providers to cater to the requirement of the Indian customer.
Mobility is the key
In the field of mobile communications, India has witnessed a strong mobile subscriber growth in recent years. Market analysts forecast that the penetration of mobile subscribers will continue to grow considerably and reach 200 million by 2007. In India, Alcatel offers a complete range of products from GSM infrastructure equipment, mobile applications and services, covering the complete sector of mobile communications.
Alcatel is also providing solutions in the mobile applications area for a converged pre-paid/post paid services, which are scalable, feature rich and enables easy provisioning.
Alcatel has entered into the Indian GSM market in partnership with ITI and recently set up a GSM Base Station manufacturing plant at Mankapur in state of U.P with a present capacity of 2000 base stations per year, which is likely to double in the coming years .
In the transmission business, Alcatel has established over 7,600 route-kilometers of microwave links for various customers and holds a 29 percent market share in this segment. Alcatel is providing complete transmission infrastructure to TATAs for their existing 12 circles (Access Network). In addition, Alcatel is also giving Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd., the complete National Long Distance infrastructure based on Long Haul DWDM and High Capacity SDH networks. Also we have recently won a large expansion project with TATA, which is an extension of our network executed during the last one year.
Alcatel in India inevitable!
Alcatel has emerged as the single largest supplier of digital switching in India with over 50% market share. Today, every second call in India is managed through an Alcatel switch! It also has 80% market share for ATM switches in carrier networks. Alcatel has implemented numerous data networks with voice & data multiplexers and digital cross connects for carriers and non-carrier customers.
Alcatel plays an important role in enabling its carrier customer to provide Intelligent Networks services through the IN platform. And is in the process of implementing a multimillion Euro order for Intelligent Networks solutions for BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd). Another significant role played by Alcatel in India is in developing IN solutions for Alcatels worldwide operations through its Global Competence Center at Gurgaon, catering to 17 countries across the world.
Alcatel also provides solutions in the Metro Ethernet area for green field operators and caters to the service routing requirements with Timetra range of products.
Alcatel has supplied the submarine fiber optic link between Singapore and India to the Bharti-Singtel joint venture apart from supplies to SEA-ME-WE project and is in discussion with other International Long Distance operators for their requirements.
..and thats not all!
In India, Alcatel is today an acknowledged end-to-end turnkey system provider with the Delhi Metro Rail project to its credit. Furthermore, the company also aims to be part of many other metro rail opportunities for signaling and telecom network needs.
Alcatel Space has been one of the major suppliers to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the space and ground segment equipment, and through Europe*Star has established itself as a major transporter of International Long Distance traffic through satellites, to and from India.
In the Enterprise Business, Alcatel is amongst the top vendors in India operating through its channel partners. The IP-PBX for the deployment of Voice over IP (VoIP) communications is another step in consolidating its position in India.
The Indian BPO industry has shown tremendous growth. Alcatel through its subsidiary Genesys has Intelligent call routing and other solutions to cater to this segment.