Indian software solutions provider Teledata Informatics and US vendor Motorola have signed a contract with the state government of Madhya Pradesh to provide broadband to rural villages. Under the terms of the deal the two companies will connect outlying villages using wireless broadband technology. In the first phase, due to be completed by mid-2007, Teledata Informatics will establish an SPV (Specific Project Venture) in Madhya Pradesh and an operating hub at Bhopal, after which it will roll out a network encompassing approximately 200 points of presence. It says it will invest around INR1.5 billion (USD33.5 million) to develop the network.
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