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BT bets big on voice, video traffic in India

Global telecom networking major’s India arm BT India is increasing the connecting nodes for its MPLS infrastructure in India to distribute high quality video and voice services, reports Archana Khatri.

business Updated: Sep 11, 2007 22:38 IST
Archana Khatri

Eyeing a target to of $250 million of revenue from India by 2009, Global telecom networking major’s India arm BT India is increasing the connecting nodes for its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) infrastructure in India to distribute high quality video and voice services.

“BT India has witnessed unprecedented growth and customer demand over the last three years seeing growth in bandwidth of over seven times and nodes by five times, said Arun Seth, CMD, BT India.

Seth said BT would make investment in people for its growing Indian operations. “The company will hire 6,000 more people directly and indirectly by 2008 to its 20,000 people at present,” he said.

The telecom major will have 14 MPLS connecting points in 6 cities, the highest the company has had in any country outside the US. BT India is also targeting to cash in on the growing media content processing market in India and expects India to become the hub of global digital media processing.