In a development that could result in increased costs, state-owned BSNL has placed an "urgent" order for 5.25 million additional GSM lines with Ericsson, but the Swedish company has attached somm strict conditions.
Swedish telecom major Ericsson, whose acquisition of Nortel`s wireless business here last month has been challenged by BlackBerry maker RIM and Canadian opposition parties, says it is still in the dark about the fate of the deal.
Even as courts in Canada and the US on Tuesday approved Ericsson`s USD 1.13-billion bid last week to acquire the wireless business of Nortel, political leaders in the country are putting pressure on the govt to stop the sale.
Ericsson is all set to acquire a
major part of Nortel`s North American wireless business for
USD 1.13 bn, after the Swedish firm emerged as the
successful bidder for the bankrupt Canadian company`s CDMA and