JV will set up a manufacturing facility at Chopanki (Rajasthan) for antennas and other products
October 8, 2015
Cables manufacturer Shilpi Cable Technologies (SCTL) has partnered with Eyecom Telecommunications Equipments, New Zealand to enter into the antenna business with a view to offer end-to-end solutions to telecom operators.
“We are already present in the telecom sector through our radio Frequency (RF) wires business. But now we aim to provide complete end-to-end solutions to the operators and making a foray into the antenna business is a part of this strategy,” said SCTL Chief Executive Officer Manish Bhatt. “The joint venture SCTL will become a one-stop RF path solution provider in the telecom space and introduce base station antenna (BSA) products for 2G/3G/4G and next generation roll-outs in India.”
“The rollout of 4G, penetration of smart phones and growing demand for data as well as government’s push on Digital India has necessitated enhancing the current telecom network. So far, we have been secondary product suppliers. But with this JV we want to emerge as a complete solution provider,” he said.
Guan QI, general manager, Eyecom Telecommunications Equipments Ltd, said, “We are pleased to join hands with one of India’s leading telecom solution providers, which also marks the entry of Eyecom in one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world.”
SCTL plans to set up a manufacturing facility at Chopanki in Rajasthan which will have a capacity of 15,000 antennas per month. The facility would also produce other products such as repeaters and IBS passive components.