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BSNL announces it will scrap mega-tender

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State-owned Indian telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has confirmed that it has decided to scrap its USD10 billion 93-million GSM line ‘mega-tender’ following repeated delays and disputes.
According to the Economic Times, BSNL will issue a fresh tender, with the decision believed to have been prompted by the revelation that a panel led by Sam Pitroda, an advisor to the prime minister on infrastructure and innovation, had backed a report by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) that the telco should abandon its original tender.

In its findings the CVC argued that the disqualification of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), ZTE and Alcatel-Lucent from the bidding process meant that the only two remaining vendors, Ericsson and Huawei, were guaranteed to win the tender, which in turn assured that BSNL could therefore not obtain the best price due to a lack of competition for the contract.

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