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  • A 100 crs. (approx.) Delhi Government contract to set up India’s first exclusive Government Radio Network (GRN) based on TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) to provide a secure communication network


HCL Infosystems, India’s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company, in partnership with Motorola, a global leader in mission-critical government radio networks, today announced the win of a prestigious project worth approximately 100cr from the Delhi Government to establish  the country’s first exclusive Government Radio Network (GRN). This TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio)communication network will facilitate swift and secure communication among various Government agencies like the Delhi Police, Fire Services, Hospitals, Public Works Department and the Delhi Transport Corporation during the Commonwealth Games and beyond. The project is a part of Delhi Government’s vision, fueled by the will and commitment of the capital’s premium agencies like the Delhi Police, leaving no stone unturned in providing Delhi a solid security net.


“The deployment of the Government Radio Network based on TETRA will not only enhance our communication infrastructure but will also firmly place New Delhi amongst the leading cities of the world.  If the Asiad brought a shift from black & white television to colour television, the 2010 games will see the advent of TETRA, which will open a new chapter of secured and efficient communication between various government agencies.” said      Mr. Savitur Prasad, Secretary, Information Technology, Delhi Government.


HCL Infosystems and Motorola will jointly collaborate with all Delhi Government departments to deploy a secure communication network for seamless inter-department communication. This network would cover the entire metropolitan area of the capital, including transportation networks such as Delhi Metro Railway Tunnels and New Delhi Airport Terminal-II. The GRN has been designed to minimise the reaction time in the toughest of situations, ensuring minimal call drops and encrypted communication to maintain the highest levels of security.


Commenting on the project, Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman & CEO, HCL Infosystems Ltd said, “We are proud to be a part of the Delhi Government’s movement to build a secure information network and congratulate backbone institutions like the Delhi Police for their relentless efforts in providing the capital city with a state-of-the–art security cover. HCL has always been committed towards nation building and in today’s scenario; security has to be top priority.  The deployment of a TETRA-based communication system will enable authorities to timely prevent or minimise the chances of potential adverse impact in an emergency situation.  I am confident that, in times to come, systems such as the Government Radio Network will strengthen communication infrastructure across the country.”


The GRN is an advanced digital inter-operable communication platform that will operate on a secured spectrum and will have 46 base stations. Communication on the GRN is encrypted to ensure security, and unlike other public communication infrastructure, this network is specially designed and built robustly to ensure failsafe performance even during emergencies. The GRN will help multiple agencies collaborate over a single platform to ensure well coordinated optimum response.  In the long run, the GRN will continue to offer options of scalability with easy expansion through additional radio terminals.


Subodh Vardhan, sales director and country head, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Motorola India, said “We are very happy to be partnering with HCL Infosystems in this transformation of the capital city’s public safety infrastructure that will ensure availability of a world-class mission-critical Government Radio Network for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Motorola has the experience from more than 600 digital mission-critical network roll-outs across the world.  Some of the most significant GRN projects in the world, including Airwave, world’s largest TETRA GRN network, and the largest Asian GRN in Korea are examples of Motorola’s leadership. ”


As the world’s largest TETRA supplier, Motorola has been supporting the critical communication needs for metros and airports around the world. Whereas, HCL Infosystems has been a pioneer in innovation and using technology to deliver citizen benefit programs.


In the past HCL has deployed many citizen oriented projects such as Emergency Response Center for Police (Dial 100), Ambulance (Dial 102) etc in cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Nagpur, Pune, Bhopal, Dehradun etc in partnership with various state governments.


About HCL Infosystems Ltd.
HCL Infosystems Ltd. with revenue (LTM) of US $ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12,307 crores) in financial year 2009 is one of India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration companies offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL Infosystems Ltd. aims to be a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization. One of India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure management services organizations, HCL Infosystems Ltd. has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, E-Governance and Power. HCL Infosystems Ltd. has one of India’s largest distribution and retail networks for ICT products, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia and Toshiba. HCL Infosystems Ltd. today has one of India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facilities; with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience, and HCL desktops are among the largest selling brands in the business enterprise space. With one of India’s largest ICT services networks that reaches most regions in India, HCL’s award winning support services make it a preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike. For more information on HCL Infosystems Ltd. and its subsidiaries, For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in


About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com

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