India's state-owned operator plans giant RFP

Vendors are not only salivating over the mobile-phone prospects in China, but India is just as big. Here's why: The country's state-owned telephone operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam requested bids to help it set up 63.5 million mobile lines in a deal estimated to be as much as $4.8 billion. Analysts say its the world's single largest RFP involving GSM. Vendors bidding must have posted at least $1.8 billion in revenue for each of the last two years to be eligible.

To read more about Bharat Sanchar Nigam's RFP:
- check out this report from Red Herring

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