From Left Tejas Networks’ CEO Sanjay Nayak, CTO Kumar Sivarajan and Chairman Gururaj Deshpande unveiling new networking solutions at its Bangalore HQ on Aug 13 ( IndiaTechOnline Photo)
Tejas marks 10th birthday; launches 2G to 3G/4G transition solutions

India-headquartered optical transport products and solutions leader, Tejas Networks, is 10 years old . Ranked among the top ten companies in the global Optical Multi Service Provisioning Platforms (MSPP) market, Tejas has an installed base of 192,000 units and over 500,000 Ethernet ports across 5 million kms of optical networks with customers in over 50 countries.

The company marked its 10th birthday with the launch of a new Packet Optical Transport Platform that enhances its existing solutions for 3G and Broadband Wireless Access backhaul. The products will allow service providers to seamlessly transition the 2G network serving all-voice traffic to a 3G/4G network serving predominantly data traffic saving repeated capital and operating expenditure on network enhancements.
At a media interaction in the company’s Bangalore headquarters, CEO Sanjay Nayak, said, "I am delighted with the contributions we have made to the telecom revolution in India and across the world. Now we are playing a significant role in providing scalable and future-ready solutions to service providers to address the challenge of scaling up their network for massive growth in data, driven by mobile internet, video and business services, while maintaining a large and growing customer base for voice traffic.”
Tejas had developed over 10 cutting edge solutions in its first decasde, Nayak added.
Chairman Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande said: “Tejas has also established that a product company based in India can serve the highly competitive domestic market and at the same time produce high quality, leading-edge products relevant to the rest of the world.”
“Desh” who co founded Tejas – as also Sycamore Networks and the lithium battery maker A123 Systems -- was recently nominated to the (US President Obama’s) National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as co-chairman. ( ). Asked whether his access to top decision makers in the US would be useful in sensitizing them to Indian concerns about the just-enacted Border Security Bill which penalizes India IT companies doing business in the US to fund domestic security, Desh, merely hintedthat the NAC would try and stimulate innovation as a better response than protectionism , to enhance employment within the US.
In February, Tejas created an Optical Networking Center of Excellence (CoE) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada to provide technology training to faculty; participate in designing curriculum, provide students with project opportunities and also serve as a state-of-the-art optical networking lab on campus. In May the company won the INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom Award as the ‘Largest Exporter of Telecom Equipment’.

Aug 14 2010