The Power Of I 2018

Data Backbone

IP-driven optical and data networking products have enabled this Indian company to make its mark in 70 countries around the world

Photographs by RA Chandroo

While India’s strength as a software service provider has been well-established, there were not many success stories on the product side. That changed in 2000 with the launch of Tejas Networks, which not just succeeded in the domestic market, but also bagged large orders internationally. Based out of Bengaluru, it makes fibre optic cables used by telecom companies to transmit voice, data and video signals. Till date, the company has installed close to 400,000 systems across 70 countries, and enjoys 95% repeat business. Leveraging the cost advantage in India, adopting a software-focused approach and constantly investing in R&D enabled Tejas Networks to scale rapidly as well as sail through turbulent times. As technology trends change, the opportunities could only get bigger for Tejas, which has become a force to reckon with, globally.