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Wins TEMA award for excellence in R&D in Electronics

September 16, 2004, Bangalore, India

Tejas Networks India Ltd., a leader in next-generation SDH/SONET products today announced today that it has received the prestigious annual Award for Excellence in R&D in Electronics, conferred by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India.

The award was presented by the Hon’ble Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Dayanidhi Maran at a special ceremony held earlier today. Tejas Networks is one of the first of a new breed of technology companies founded in India, that are harnessing the talent and R&D expertise in India to build world-class products. Tejas Networks designs, develops and sells optical networking equipment to telecommunications operators worldwide. Tejas Networks has emerged as one of the leading global supplier of a new generation of optical networking products that is enabling service providers to provision new services faster, at lower cost, and with greater reliability

“It is a matter of great honor for us to be selected for receiving this prestigious award from the Ministry of Communications & IT,” said Sanjay Nayak, Chief Executive Officer, Tejas Networks. “This award is a recognition of our technology leadership in next-generation optical networking products. During the last four years, we have already invested more than Rs 50 Crores in R&D and have a world-class R&D team of over 100 highly-qualified engineers. Going forward, we remain committed in differentiating ourselves by leveraging our intellectual property and becoming a global leader in this technology segment”, he added.

Since it’s founding in 2000, Tejas has several customers worldwide and its equipment is running successfully in over 25 live carrier networks across the globe. Tejas’ TJ100 family of next- generation optical access products enable customers to build SDH/SONET networks that can service voice as well as data applications. Apart from having a large customer base in India, Tejas has forged several international OEM partnerships through which it’s products are being deployed globally.

About Department of IT

The Department of Information Technology has instituted this scheme of Awards for Excellence in different sectors of electronics, to encourage and publicise the achievements of leaders in the field of electronics. For more information visit http://www.mit.gov.in/