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|May 25, 1998||
Tata Teleservices, TCS tie up in Andhra PradeshTata Teleservices Limited has signed an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services for outsourcing its entire information technology infrastructure and operations to TCS.
Under the agreement signed in Hyderabad last week, TCS will be responsible for sourcing, customising, developing, implementing and running the critical operational and business support systems for the basic telecom
The contract, worth over Rs 1.5 billion, will cover hardware, software, systems integration and facilities management for the next seven years.
TCS will also provide advanced technologies and capabilities for customer care and billing systems, network and traffic management systems and corporate support systems. Each of these will be seamlessly integrated, enabling TTL to position itself as customer-oriented, providing the latest value-added services to meet customer needs, according to a press release.
TTL President and CEO Serge Fortin said this is a significant contract which "will allow us to focus on our core business of providing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to our customers in Andhra Pradesh''.
Similarly, TCS CEO S Ramadorai said the "project is of national importance in that it will be the first of its kind and complexity in the telecom sector in India''.
TTL is the private operator licensed to provide basic telephony services to Andhra Pradesh. It is expected to serve 50,000 subscribers after one year of operations.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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