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Company : HCL Infosystems Ltd. 
Thursday, November 9, 2000 9:50AM IST (4:20AM GMT)
 
(BSE:500179)(NSE:HCL-INSYS)
HCL INFINET EXPANSION PLAN ON THE ROLL; LAUNCHES SERVICES IN 10 MORE CITIES
One month old and already rated as one of the best by CHIP
 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

HCL InfiNet, the new Internet services subsidiary of HCL Infosystems, today announced the launch of its value added Internet services in Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Noida, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. The service now available in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai, will soon be made available across India in 42 cities making HCL InfiNet one of the largest ISP in India.

HCL InfiNet has been ranked as one of the best ISPs by a survey conducted by India's leading technology magazine – CHIP. The survey reviewed the features and performance of 37 ISPs from eight cities around the country. HCL InfiNet was also rated as the best on support services provided to the customers.

HCL InfiNet offers a host of value added services including a centralized round-the-clock customer support helpdesk and a Network Operations Centre to provide pre-emptive customer care. It offers a high bandwidth service backbone, an international standard port to subscriber ratio and fiber optic connections for the last mile at major locations. The entire network is voice-enabled and convergence ready. At the core of this sophisticated infrastructure are high availability servers with built in redundancy. Other unique service features that HCL InfiNet will offer through its global alliances are national and international roaming access and a secure payment gateway.

Mr. Saurav Adhikari, President, HCL InfiNet, said, "The rating given by CHIP to our services is a validation of our commitment to provide the best services to our valued customers. The expansion plan of our services is progressing according to plan and we hope to be present in 42 cities by year end We have received a very encouraging response from all the cities where we have launched our services and hope to achieve a subscriber base of 100,000 within a year of the launch."

The strategic intent of HCL InfiNet is to move up the value chain of service offerings, starting with basic services such as Consumer Access, Hosting and Co-location and Virtual Private Networks (VPN) leading to advanced services such as Application Service Provider (ASP) services and B2B digital exchange networks.

The company has drawn up plans to invest upto Rs 125 crores and is targeting a subscriber base of over 100,000 within a year. A major share of this is expected to come from the existing relationships of HCL Infosystems with more than 5000 corporates in India. Besides HCL Infosystems has the largest installed base of personal computers in India cutting across the corporate and consumer segments. The service will be available in a wide range of options to suit the requirements of diverse consumer segments.

The charges for a 10 hours access pack is Rs 99 going up to Rs 2,999 for one year unlimited access, the service comes with the promise of delivering the committed Quality of Service (QoS) and Committed Information Rates (CIR), backed by its investments in best-in-class technologies.

About HCL InfiNet
HCL InfiNet is the new Internet subsidiary of HCL Infosystems, India's premier technology integration company. It is geared up to provide the largest network of technologically advanced value-added Internet services to corporates and consumers across the country. With reliability and robustness of services being of prime importance, HCL InfiNet has invested in a hi-tech ATM / Frame relay network for hosting its services. Leveraging on its parent' strengths, HCL InfiNet aims to become a dominant value added Internet service provider.

About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, a technology integrator, offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. This is as a result of its expertise in developing state-of-the-art indigenous enterprise solutions; understanding of the networking technology; its design capabilities in product engineering; integrating diverse hardware components and its access to specialized technology for turnkey projects through partnerships with various world class players.

With a definite and distinct focus on enterprise solutions and personal computers, HCL Infosystems (HCL Insys) has direct customer service centres at 143 locations, 6 software export factories and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. HCL Insys has five overseas business entities in US, UK, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. HCL Insys manufacturing process are ISO 9001 certified, while its software development processes have achieved SEI CMM Level 4. With a mission statement to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Insys is setting new standards of information technology in India. Information about HCL Infosystems is available from the company's site on the World Wide Web at URL http://www.hclinfosystems.com.

 
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