February 11, 2013 / 7:38 AM / 5 years ago

Ericsson wins $1 billion contract from RComm

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Mobile phone carrier Reliance Communications Ltd(RLCM.NS) said on Monday that it has awarded an eight-year contract valued at $1 billion to telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson(ERICb.ST) to manage its networks in the northern and western states of India.

A construction supervisor speaks on a mobile phone amid rolls of underground telephone cable pipes on the outskirts of Hyderabad November 29, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

    Last month, Reliance Communications gave Alcatel-Lucent SA ALUA.PA an eight-year contract valued at more than $1 billion to manage its mobile and fixed networks in east and south India.

    Reporting By Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee

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