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Tejas Networks wins the Government of India’s TCOE Award of Excellence in Telecom Products

December 7, 2011, New Delhi, India

Tejas Networks Ltd., a leader in next-generation optical networking products, won India’s first national award from Telecom Centers of Excellence (TCOE). The award was presented by Mr Sachin Pilot and Mr Milind Deora, the Hon’ble ministers of state for Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.

Tejas was adjudged as the best in the category of “Indian Companies with excellent telecom product profile”. The award nominees were judged based on parameters like research and innovation, IP/patents generated and market acceptance for the products under consideration.

These prestigious national awards have been instituted by TCOE to recognize excellence in telecom product development, manufacturing, quality of service as societal impact. These awards have the support of Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award. We have a strong commitment to create world-class products and IPR in the country. Our innovative Future ReadyTM packet optical products enable our customers to cost-effectively scale their networks to meet the spiraling data growth, while continuing to profitably serve their existing base of voice and leased line customers. As Indian operators and government gear up to usher in the broadband revolution in India, we are confident that we will play a significant role in enabling them to reduce cost-per-bit and bring affordable, yet high-quality telecom and broadband services within the reach of the masses.” Said Sanjay Nayak, CEO & MD, Tejas Networks.

About TCOE

TCOE or the Telecom Centers Of Excellence, are a joint initiative of Government of India, major telecom operators (Telcos) and premier technical and management institutes of India in what has been termed as Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Seven TCOEs have been established in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Mumbai, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. TCOE’s objectives include, sustaining or further accelerating the impressive growth rate of Telecom in India by capacity building, making available affordable local solutions through innovations, Research and Development, think tank activities to aid Government and Corporates in decision making and a greater role in telecom standardization activities for the benefit of the Indian industry. Visit TCOE at www.tcoe.in