Mahindra British Telecom: Taking A Fresh Guard

CP Gurnani
President, International Operations

Planned to set up a third India development center in
Kolkata, after Pune
and Mumbai

Awarded BS7799 certification for all its development centers

Though MBT again narrowly failed to make it to DQTop20, FY 2004-05 was
significant for the company in more ways than one. With the BT dependence still
hovering around 80%, it tried to spread its geographic base across Africa,
Middle East and Asia-Pacific. New offices came up in Cairo and Sydney, with a
specific focus on the company trying to transform itself into a managed services
provider for telcos. An entirely new top-level management took charge,
interstingly all of them coming from different HCL group companies.

alliances were formed to address the new markets with Australian ISV Clarity for
its carrier grade OSS eTOM and NMS and a tie-up with RateIntegration for its
PriceMaker 5.1. MBT filed for patenting its automated legacy application
conversion software and bagged a Scandinavian telco as its first customer.

l Start-up Year: 1987 l Products & Services: Telecom s/w services
l Employees: 5617 l Branches: 4 l Address: Sharda Center, Off Karve Road, Pune-411004
l Tel: 56018100 l Fax: 25424466 l Website:

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