Orckit Communications, a carrier Ethernet + transport
networking provider, is planning to manufacture products in India.
Orckit is considering an outsourcing model. The
Israel-based company is in advanced talks with Indian telecom equipment
manufacturers for the purpose.
The local production is expected to assist the company in
reducing delivering time and avoiding shipment cost. However, there will not be
significant changes in the price of the equipment.
The company is targeting 30 percent of its total revenue
to come from India in the next 2-3 years. Asia will contribute around 50
percent of its overall revenue by 2014-15. Besides India, Europe, Japan, Korea,
Thailand, Philippines and Russia are the main markets for Orckit. It is yet to
enter the Chinese telecom market.
Orckit is also planning to double its manpower in its
research and development center in India from the present 20. Expansion of its
sales team is in the pipeline.
We are expanding our manpower in research and
development center in Chennai. Our plans for local production, new business
opportunities and increase in research resources will assist us in making India
a strong market,” said Eli Aloni, EVP technology and marketing, Orckit Corrigent.
Orckit is also increasing its focus on defense sector in
India. Recently, the company hired Vikas Singh to look after defense business.
Recently, Orckit announced an additional purchase order
and immediate deployment for its CM-4000 products from Alphion Corporation, for
deployment in BSNL through ITI. Orckit-Corrigent’s solutions are being deployed
as part of a nationwide, next generation broadband, triple play network based
on GPON and carrier Ethernet technologies.
Orckit-Corrigent CM-4000 CE+T metro aggregation Ethernet
switches are based on MPLS and RPR standards and include innovative QoS, OAM
and protection technologies for end-to-end triple play and enterprise VPN
services. The solution is a perfect fit for broadband and FTTX deployments as
it incorporates high density 10GE ports commonly found in fiber-based broadband
In August 2010, Orckit-Corrigent announced that its
CM-4000 products received a Technical Specification Evaluation Certificate
(TSEC) following a rigorous evaluation by the BSNL Quality Assurance (QA)
organization. The certificate validates a vendor’s networking equipment and
ensures that the equipment conforms to technical specifications required to
meet the highest quality and environmental standards.
By Danish Khan