|MUMBAI: Next generation wireless and broadband solutions Telsima
Corporation commences Indian operations to manufacture world-class telecom products.It
has announced that it would offer high-speed net capabilities through Wimax solution
and thereby expand its sales and support center in Gurgaon, Haryana by April 2006.
It also announced the launch of its manufacturing operations in Bangalore with
the company saying that it plans more than 50 per cent of their global sales from
India operations. The R&D centre would be located in Bangalore.
has adopted the use of WiMax-based solutions that would enable operators to deploy
non-line-of-sight broadband wireless services in dense urban, suburban and rural
environments in India. With a rising demand for affordable broadband services
in the country, the company will have on offer cost-effective telecom equipment
solutions and primary broadband internet access at affordable prices.
team in India has an entrepreneurial vision to propel the technology globally.
Speaking at the launch, Telsima president and CEO Alok Sharma said, "Telsima's
mission is a reflection of our goal to provide end-to-end networking solutions
for emerging markets like India which is poised for quantum growth."
vice president (Worldwide Sales) Ruchir Godura said, "Tele density in India
has grown rapidly, but broadband penetration still lags behind that of comparable
emerging economies like China. We expect broadband connections to rapidly grow
in India to over 20 million by 2010. Given the lack of legacy copper plant, India
is potentially the largest market for WiMAX as a primary access mechanism for
broadband access. We aim to address the unique requirements of operators in India
with world class products and technologies."
With the Indian telecom
market growing at a rapid pace with tele-density reaching as high as 11 percent
as of November 2005, Telsima sees a huge potential to offer telecom equipment
solutions optimal for India and emerging markets such as those in Central/Eastern
Telsima had raised $20 million. venture capital to pursue a WiMAX
strategy. WiMAX networks allow high-speed, wireless Internet connections over
long distances. The five venture capitalists are New Path Ventures, New Enterprise
Associates, JAFCO, CMEA and Intel Capital. It has been principal member of the
WiMAX Forum since September 2004.
With the parent company located at Santa
Clara, California, Telsima is a leading developer of WiMAX based Broadband Wireless
Access (BWA), Carrier Ethernet Transport and DCME voice compression solutions
and has design centers in Bangalore (India), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Boston (USA).
They aim to provide end-to-end broadband network solutions which enable
service delivery at disruptive cost points for the highly competitive emerging
as well as established telecommunication markets of today.
backhaul appears to be a established technology, WiMAX requirements on wireless
backhaul provide new challenges. Key to WiMAX applications is the capacity aspect
of up to 70 Mbit/s per sector, which impose bandwidth requirements on wireless
backhauls in the range of 100-200 Mbit/s per installation.