workforce and an estimated USD three billion of revenues.
"This would be bigger than many large conglomerates in terms of headcount," he said.
"As a merged entity, we are very differentiated in the market as we are the only company which is focussed on network communications and connectivity, which is today backbone of individuals and enterprises," Gurnani said.
He said the customers are also very enthusiastic about the merger and the two companies are looking forward to its completion.
Asked about the global economic scenario and its impact on the Indian IT sector, including Mahindra Satyam, Gurnani said: "At best, the mood is hesitant today and we have to be realistic regarding our response to the market and plan a strategy that is not 'one size fits all'."
"Therefore, Mahindra Satyam strategy is different for different regions - be it Australia-New Zealand, China, India, Mid-East, Africa or Europe. We have different strategies for each of these regions.
"The main point is that it is better to be realistic.
There may be a hesitant mood, but there are also reasons to believe that there are opportunities everywhere and thereshould be a strategy fit for each of these opportunities," he said.