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Reliance Communications Talking To 4 Companies To Hand Out $3 Billion Network Management Contract - Source

02/21/2012 | 12:44am US/Eastern

Reliance Communications Ltd. [532712.BY] is in talks with four companies for a $3 billion contract to manage its mobile phone networks, a person with direct knowledge of the development said Tuesday.

The telecom company, part of the Reliance Group owned by billionaire Anil Ambani, is speaking with L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. [ERIC], Alcatel-Lucent [ALU] as well as China's ZTE Corp. [ZTCOY] and Huawei Technologies Co., the person told Dow Jones Newswires.

"Reliance Communications plans to finalise the contract in the next month, month-and-a-half," the person said.

Executives at the Indian units of Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Reliance Communications is India's second-largest mobile phone company with more than 150 million subscribers.

--By R. Jai Krishna, Dow Jones Newswires; +91-9967586928; romit.guha@dowjones.com

Stocks mentioned in the article : ALCATEL-LUCENT, ZTE Corporation, Reliance Communications Ltd.
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