In the FY 2001-02, Lucent India was unable to repeat the previous growth rate
and posted a negative growth rate of around 11 percent, with a turnover of Rs
Lucent crossed 2 million lines of installed base of switches in the country,
during the fiscal 2001-02. The company is very strong in the government sector
and has bagged switching orders from BSNL worth Rs 190 crore, BSNL rural (WLL)
order for fixed wireless terminal and infrastructure worth Rs 150 crore, and GSM
order from MTNL worth Rs 60 crore.
On the private operators front too, the company has done pretty well and has
bagged good orders from Hughes Tele.com and Tata Teleservices. For Hughes
Tele.com, the company sold broadband products for ADSL and ISP operations worth
Rs 100 crore and in Tata Teleservices, Lucent invested Rs 100 crore. Some of the
orders bagged during the period include 0.5 million switches from BSNL and
turnkey project for BSNL’s GSM project for western states of Maharashtra,
Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
On the ISP front, Lucent was unable to perform well. The company was unable
to close any major deal in the RAS/router segment, as the ISPs did not perform
well. The company was also not successful on the transport front.