Rank 22: ARM: One-stop Safeguard

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ARM Ltd, the Hyderabad-based company, continues to be one of the largest

private sector telecom equipment manufacturers and turnkey solutions providers

to cellular, fixed, Internet, and satellite service providers in the country.


With a strong in-house technology team and a wide product range to cover a

broad spectrum of telecom products and accessories, the company did well in the

straining market conditions to record a growth close to 6 percent, with a

turnover of Rs 399.8 crore in the fiscal 2001-02.

Strong in turnkey solutions, the largest share of its revenues has come from

the cables segment. While JFT cables accounted for Rs 116.3 crore, OFC accounted

for Rs 108.6 crore. On the OFC front, it grew by over 20 percent.

The supply of transmission equipment like the microwave radio and optical

transmission equipment brought in Rs 83.2 crore.






Brig K Nandan
Area of

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turnkey solution provider and telecom equipment manufacturer
Address: : 7-139, Habsiguda,

Hyderabad 560 007
Tel : 040-7175100
Fax :  040-7174400
Web site : 

Strength  : Strong R&D team
Weakness : Perceived as a manufacturing co
Opportunity : New networks likely to come up in India
Threat  : Krone, Tyco may start project management services

Microwave towers accounted for

another Rs 23 crore. ARM has acquired significant skills and project management

expertise in the optical fiber access and backbone projects. So it was able to

win significant orders from Tata, Lucent, Tata Teleservices, Bharti Cellular,

and Bharti Telenet. In FY 2001-02, revenues from network integration and

services were Rs 68.8 crore. Its relationships with principals like Tellabs, RIT,

ZTE, Hyundai, and Enterasys, are the prime cause for its ability to win both the

government-owned and the private sector contracts.