United Telecom Limited
United Telecoms is a reputed global business house with interests in diversified sectors like Telecom, E-governance, Steel, Power, IT, Real Estate, Manufacturing and Education with operations spread across 13 countries and employing more than 2000 people. United Telecoms group came into existence to cater to the growing demand for telecom related equipment more than four decades ago by setting up an ancillary unit for supplying spares for Telephone exchanges. During 1989-91, United Telecoms acquired the indigenous technology for manufacture of C-DOT Telecom exchanges and eventually became the lead manufacturer in India and went on to supply more than 4000 exchanges that connected more than 76,000 villages. United Telecoms played a key role in transforming the basic telephone infrastructure of India, by supplying equipment at 25% of prevailing international prices.
United Telecoms played a pioneering role in India’s telecom growth by building
Every 4th telephone exchange in the country,
Every 3rd village network,
Every 3rd microwave radio and
Every 4th telephone instrument.
The United Telecoms group promoted JT Mobiles became the first cellular operator in Southern India, by starting operations in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in 1995. JT Mobiles was subsequently merged into Bharti Telecom. United Telecoms Group has evolved into a diversified business group through both organic and inorganic growth. The group revenues for the year ended 31st March 2009 are about USD 110 Million and the revenues for the year ending 31st March 2010 are about USD 190 Million. The group’s net worth stands at over USD 500 Million.
Telecom & Networking Products:
United Telecoms group has extensive product development and deployment experience in various areas of Telecom. United Telecoms flagship product is Dense Wave Division Multiplexer (DWDM), which can connect cities through a fiber Optic Cable and carry up to 5 Million active Voice & IP Data (including Video) connections (wireless / wire line) at a speed of 400 Gigabits / second. United Telecoms is the only Indian company having commercial deployments of 2.5 G and 10 G DWDM equipment. United Telecoms has been the preferred supplier of DWDM equipment to BSNL and has 80 % market share in this segment. After the successful completion of 2.5 G supply, United Telecoms has recently won a USD 100 Millionorder through a global tender for supply of the latest 10 G DWDM to BSNL. There are only a few companies globally who have this technology, which include global majors like Lucent-Alcatel, Nokia-Siemens, Fujitsu, ZTE, Huawei etc. United Telecoms has a proven track record of successfully supplying telecom equipment like electronic exchanges, Microwave radios, CLIP phones etc worth more than USD 350 Million to organizations like CDOT, ITI, and BSNL.
United Telecoms has been at the forefront of connecting the government with the citizens though E-governance networks and solutions. United TelecomsE-governance projects have touched the lives of more than 400 Million citizens of our country. The E-governance initiatives have attracted technology partners like Cisco and IBM and have earned accolades from highest echelons of Technology and Governance like Bill Gates and Bill Clinton. United Telecoms offers wide range of e- Governance solutions both in Managed services and Applications. The total value of the United Telecoms domestic E-governance projects on PPP basis is about USD 240 Million. United Telecoms has also been aggressively pursuing international opportunities and currently has an order book of about USD 100 Million.
- a) Managed Services:
- United Telecoms has built E-governance networks in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa (GBBN). These projects are executed on BOT Model ranging from 5 to 10 years. GBBN is unique since it is the first State-Wide Broadband (10Gbps) Network with Fiber to the Home allowing services like IPTV, VoIP and video conferencing. The Prime Minister of India inaugurated this one-of-a-kind project in 2007. United Telecoms employs over 2000 technical resources in these networks spread across the country.
- b) Applications:
- United Telecoms has built E-governance solutions with services like e-seva, OLTP (Online Transaction Processing), smart card based solutions for transport sector, and established E-governance delivery centers like Citizen Service Centers (CSC). The Offered services are Utility Bill / Tax Payments, Certificates, Permits/Licenses, Information etc. Currently, these centers are handling about 10 Million transactions per year. United Telecoms also issues 2.5 Million driving licenses per annum and the potential is 25 million for the period of 10 years under the Maharashtra State Smart-card based Driving License project.
United Telecoms Group’s infrastructure portfolio includes both state-of-art built up commercial space as well as developable land bank. United Telecoms Group owns a leasable commercial space of about 2 Million SFT in Whitefield, the IT hub in Bangalore. Through these assets, United Telecoms provides plug-in facilities for corporate enterprises. United Telecoms infrastructure houses global companies like Schneider Electric, APC, Allsec etc. The group has large land holdings in Bangalore and Visakhapatnam of over 500 acres (over 50 Million SFT of developable area) whose current market valuation exceeds USD 400 Million.
With significant investments in infrastructure, the steel sector is poised for rapid growth in the coming decade. The steel demand in the country is expected to quadruple over the next decade, which presents an attractive opportunity for new entrants. After a careful strategic consideration, United Telecoms Group made its foray into steel sector with an ambitious plan of setting up a 5 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant near Koppal in Karnataka.
The project has made considerable progress in terms of obtaining the licenses and critical approvals for land, Power, Water and establishing raw material linkages. RM Steels is led and supported by a team of reputed professionals and consultants and aims to be the preferred supplier of steel in the country by employing best-in-class technology and processes. Towards this end, RM Steels has roped in Danieli Steels as technology partner for this project. Danieli is one of the three largest suppliers of equipment to metals industry globally
The project will be executed in 2 phases with a total capital outlay of USD 4.5 Billion. The first phase will have a capacity of 1.5 MTPA.
Power & Energy solutions:
United Telecoms group seeks to capture the opportunity arising due to growing gap between energy supply and demand in our country. NEPL has been set up as a special business unit to explore and capture opportunities in power generation business. The Group has ambitious plans of building a portfolio of 2500 MW of power projects over the next 5 years using both conventional and renewable sources of fuel. In the first phase the following projects are being set-up with total investment outlay of over USD 450 Million.
400 MW Gas based Combined Cycle Power Plant near Yanam.
50 MW Wind based power plant near Betul in Madhya Pradesh.
United Telecoms Group has developed Automated Power Meters (AMRs) under the brand name ‘Vidyut’ with ability to interface with legacy power systems and capture and relay power consumption data remotely.
United Telecoms Group is a majority shareholder in Trigyn, which is a listed company with significant presence in IT Services based out of Mumbai. Trigyn has been a preferred vendor for UN and its allied organizations and has won laurels from various Government and Regulatory agencies for unparalleled services in some of the most difficult geographies. Trigyn employs about 800 engineers with current year revenues of USD 40 Million dollars. It has recently been awarded with a new order from UN valued at USD 90 Million dollars to be executed over the next 5 years. Trigyn is an
acknowledged player in:
– Infrastructure Management – Remote & Onsite
– Offshore Software Development for clients across sectors
– Partnerships with leading technologies like Microsoft
– Telecom software services – OSS/BSS etc