Moto, its Tata Tele on the line

EXCLUSIVE: Motorola’s turnaround efforts might be getting a helping hand from India. The company is said to be helping rapidly build and grow Tata Telecom’s wireless networks in India. Tata uses CDMA technology to provide wireless, and local services in most of India. The company also owns VSNL, the largest long distance company in India. Tata is also in the running for Tyco’s Global Network, a news exclusively reported here at GigaOM a couple of months ago. Aman Kapoor, a principal with San Francisco-based research firm Packetology says that Tata has outsourced a chunk of its wireless network build-out to Motorola. For Moto, that has to be good news. Nokia and Nortel are two companies that have hogged all the attention in recent times. The two companies got contracts worth $862 million from various operators. India despite recent slowdown has proved to one of the fastest growing wireless markets on the planet. As a side note, apparently a large number of RF engineers from Reliance Infocom – a fierce competitor with Tata – might have defected to Motorola and are helping out with Tata’s networks.