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Nokia sends ‘warning letter’ to MTNL for the Pending Purchase

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Nokia Networks, the strongest arm of the restructured Nokia, has sent a warning letter to the state -run Indian telecom provider MTNL. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited is accused of not purchasing telecom equipment after the bidding round which happened in January 2014. Nokia Networks became L1 bidder in the tender outplaying the competitors.

Valued at ₹1,139 crore,  the contract is for the project to upgrade and expand the GSM network in its two metro cities. Nokia has escalated the matter by bringing it to the notice of the telecom minister.

A Nokia spokesman said the company is looking forward to receiving the “purchase order at the earliest” as it had accepted MTNL’s terms and conditions of the advance purchase order (APO) issued in March this year. “The matter should be closed with urgency (by MTNL) since Nokia became L1 bidder in the tender back in January 2014. It has also submitted the Rs 49 crore) bank guarantee in addition to unconditionally complying with MTNL’s APO conditions, including security agreement requirements several months back,” the spokesman said.

ViaTimes of India

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