RComm arm to ink 3-yr pact with Acision

Written by Rachana Khanzode | Mumbai | Updated: Aug 3 2010, 04:30am hrs
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Globalcom (RGComm) is expected to bag a three-year contract from UKs mobile data services firm Acision for providing network infrastructure and managed services in 23 countries, sources said.

RGComm, which contributes about 30% to the revenues of Reliance Communications, will design, implement and manage Acisions new global wide area network (WAN), managed security and hosting solution. It will also implement a hybrid Ethernet, MPLC and internet VPN solution across 33 locations in 23 countries.

The deal is estimated to be around $ 50-60 million, say analysts.

Acision provides real-time mobile data solutions like controlling, optimising and monetising data traffic to 1.8 billion users worldwide, uses MPLS single carrier network. To meet growing demand, the firm has been trying to scale up its operations and increase its portfolio of services, the source adds.

RGComm would provide hybrid multi-carrier VNO solution for network capacity, and managed solutions to meet its growing demand for network. This would enable Acision focus on its core services, a source said.

Recently, Acision had tied-up operators in India like Tata Teleservices and Videocon for advanced messaging and mobile data charging solutions.

RGComm spokesperson declined comment.

Satish Seth, group MD at Reliance Communications, said: During the quarter ended March 2010, RGComm generated new business of Rs 145 crore in the carrier segment in the global enterprise segment, which comprises capacity sales to carriers and managed services to enterprises.

During the quarter, RGCOM reported revenues of about Rs 2,000 crore and bagged new contracts worth over Rs 375 crore.