HCL to deploy wireless network for Indian Air Force

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 18, 2011

dealHCL Infosystems, hardware, services and ICT system integration company, bagged an order from Indian Air Force, worth Rs. 300 crores (approx USD $ 66 million), to deploy the Wideband CDMA based portable wireless network covering many Air Force Stations across India. Indian Air Force has finalized contract for establishing a captive 3G mobile network for its air warriors offering latest value added services using state of art mobile communication technology.

“This being one of the key wins under our Defence System Integration Practice, further highlights the company’s vast understanding in various industry verticals. Adopting a solution based approach with System Integration the company is today consistently winning various prestigious projects that are going to play an integral role in architecting the future of the country,” remarked Rothin Bhattacharyya, EVP, HCL Infosystems.

According to the company, this WCDMA network will be integrated with the Air Force Network (AFNET), which it had deployed earlier, as the backbone connectivity and ensure video interactivity for video calls, cross connectivity with other communication platform like IP-based communication within AFNET. The 3G network will also have transportable mobile base stations for establishing communication with higher echelons even from remote locations in the country, it stated. HCL also informed that, it will implement the whole project on turnkey basis.