MTNL's tender for content delivery network closes on 18 July

MUMBAI: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) is putting an infrastructure in place that would enable it to offer content-based services like broadcast television, video-on-demand, network games and e-learning.

As a step in this direction, the state-owned telecom giant has invited global tenders under two-bid system (techno-commercial and financial bids) for content delivery network (CDN) which will close on 18 July. The estimated cost of the tender is Rs 600 million and includes supply of telecom and information technology equipment.

Bidders will have to fulfil the eligibility requirements for supply, installation, and commissioning of CDN on turn-key basis. This includes facilities management for providing end-to-end content based services for MTNL's broadband access network.

Bid security in the form of bank guarantee shall be Rs 10.20 million. Intenting bidders can obtain copy of the commercial conditions along with relevant specifications from MTNL's corporate office in New Delhi on payment of Rs 8,000 which is non-refundable. The payment will be accepted in the form of crossed demand draft, drawn on any scheduled bank in Delhi, in favor of MTNL, payable at New Delhi.

MTNL's next step will be to weave in partners for various types of content including TV and movies. The current tender does not include content suppliers for MTNL's triple play - voice, data, video - plan.

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