Skipper bags New order of Rs 2,570 crores for BSNL 4G Telecom Projects

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Biznextindia : Skipper Limited, one of the world’s leading manufacturers for Power Transmission & Distribution structures and a prominent manufacturer of Telecom and Railway structures has announced that it has secured fresh new order valuing Rs 2,570 Crores from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL).

The contract has been awarded by BSNL for Supply and erection of Ground Based Telecom Towers. Infrastructure as a Service Provider (IaaSP) for supply, installation of Infrastructure Items and subsequent O&M for 5 years extendable to 5 more years in the uncovered villages of India under 4G saturation projects. The total contract value awarded to Skipper under these projects is approx. 2,570 crores to be executed under capex and opex model over 5 years. The works are to be executed in the states of Rajasthan (1,350 Crores) and Orissa (1,220 Crores) and includes development of approx. 3,350 tower location sites. The telecom sites will be set up to provide 4G connectivity as part of the 4G saturation projects in still uncovered with any sort of mobile communication or are currently having only 2G/ 3G Connectivity. The Project will be executed using the homegrown 4G Stack and will be funded through Government of India USOF (Universal Service Obligation Fund), which is a 55,000 Crores strong cash reserves meant for providing connectivity in rural and remote areas.

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