DIAL Awards In-Building Communication Solution To Quippo Telecom For IGI Airport’s Under Construction Terminal 3

New Delhi, 17th September, 2009 :

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited has awarded the ‘Neutral Host In-building Communication Solution’ contract to Quippo Telecom for IGI Airport’s under construction Terminal 3. Quippo has introduced Ericsson as Technical Partner for this prestigious project. The solution will be on active fiber-based technology and is first of its kind in the Indian telecom industry for wireless Coverage (GSM, CDMA & UMTS).

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is undergoing a major transformation. Under the stewardship of Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL), the airport is being modernized with the addition of new terminals, runways and other passenger convenience infrastructure. The airport with a traffic throughput of 24 million (2008-09) passengers is the second busiest airport in the country. The most important step in the modernization of this is the construction of new integrated passenger Terminal 3 (T3) which will be ready before the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010. This phase will have a total project outlay of Rs. 9000 crore (USD 2 billion), which would enable Delhi Airport build a capacity to handle 60 mppa by 2010.

To provide high-speed connectivity to the passengers, DIAL chose to partner with QTIL and Ericsson. QTIL’s outstanding professionalism and customer management strategy through its IBS vertical, offers shared in-building solution for GSM/ CDMA/ UMTS, Wi-Max &Wi-Fi Technologies. The vision is to cater to the customer need of best-in-class infrastructure for growing demand of being connected. The common shared solution will enable all operators to radiate their coverage and capacity on shared infrastructure.

On this occasion, Mr. Arun Kapur, Managing Director– Quippo Telecom, said, “We are very excited to be associated with the first Neutral Host Network Solution project in this space in India and we will give best of our solutions to our valued users.” He further added, “We at Quippo are committed to become true strategic and growth partners of the service providers bringing unparalleled benefits of capital, size & scale, technology and the highest service standards. Quippo aims to become a true infrastructure partner to the telecom world.”

Commenting on the win, Mr. Gowton Achaibar, Head Ericsson India and Sri Lanka said, “This ground breaking project is one more challenging opportunity for Ericsson with strong credibility in designing extensive communication systems to demonstrate our globally proven technology expertise in designing and building in-building systems. We are pleased to have been chosen by DIAL for designing and commissioning its next generation communications system that will be a critical milestone in their endeavor to become a globally reputed airport.”

QTIL’s IBS vertical has emerged as a strong player in telecom sector. The solution benefits operators by way of removing CapEx liability for infrastructure, number of installed BTS’s vis-a-vis those needed while deploying a passive IBS solution.

QTIL-IBS vertical intends to have the largest portfolio in active/passive shared IBS sites. The choice of active and passive Shared IBS solution is based on the footfall per site and the capacity augmentation as fore-seen and planned by sharing operators. QTIL-IBS works towards building partnership with operators for managed services and to reduce the operation and maintenance cost per site for the operators.