It was an year of achievement for SPCNL, as the company celebrated 6 million
EWSD installations in the country and became the second-largest switch player in
India. The company also bagged the first DWDM order from BSNL. In the last
fiscal, the company registered a good growth of 28 percent, which was sufficient
to help it enter the Top 10 Club of V&D 100 companies this year.
In the last fiscal, the company registered a revenue of Rs 893.4 crore and
did pretty well than the competition. The company did exceptionally well in the
first quarter but was unable to repeat its performance in the next three
quarters. The third quarter was bad as the company was able to do only around Rs
83 crore of business, contributing 11 percent of the total revenue.
In terms of employee strength, the company has a base of 915 employees
including all its three divisions–the communications software group located at
Bangalore, the telecommunications group located at Gurgaon and manufacturing
plant at Kolkata. The software group looks after telecom related R&D
activities in the field of mobile and networking communications and is the
fourth largest development center among the 14 centers that Siemens AG has
worldwide. It deploys around 400 highly dedicated professionals and engineers.
SPCNL also has a ICM N competence center providing professional services
including radio and network planning, technical sales, implementation, and
after-sales service. The center also acts as a test bed and a training center.
ICM N was successful for Bharti and BSNL in the cellular segment.
The company developed Centrex-Manager, a PC-based network management software
to manage virtual EPABX developed at Bangalore for Siemens AG international
customer, Deutsche Telecom.
In the last fiscal, SPCNL bagged a large order from Bharti Telenet for
switches and SDH in the new circles of Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
The company also bagged switches order from Bharti Telesonic, the licensee for
DLD services in the country. The company also bagged IN orders for five players–Bharti,
BSNL, Hutchison, BPL, and Bharti Telesonic. It also implemented GPRS networks
for Bharti in Kolkata and MP circle.
SPCNL secured an LoI from Tata for point-to-multipoint radio systems. By
segment-wise break-up, optical fiber cable and outside service plant, switching,
and commission businesses were the top three revenue generators. Outside plant
and optical fiber cable was the highest with a consolidated total of around Rs
397 crore, and switching contributed around Rs 234 crore.
The company aims to becomes a leader in IN, MSC, SDH and DWDM besides
increasing its marketshare in GSM, which has not happened in the last fiscal as
the company was unable to bag any large order from the third and the fourth
operator in the country. Even in the Tata Teleservices order, the company was
unable to make any dent as the order was bagged by Lucent and Alcatel. On the
software front, the company is planning to strengthen its software execution for
Siemens Mobile and the networking communications business.