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Telsima commences India ops to manufacture world-class telecom products Team
(1 January 2006 7:00 pm)
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.

Telsima 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.

It's 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."

Telsima 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 Europe.

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.

While wireless 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.

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