Tejas Networks

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Tejas Networks
Industry Networking equipments
Founded India (May 2000)
Headquarters Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Area served
Key people

Sanjay Nayak, Managing Director and CEO
Kumar N. Sivarajan, Chief Technology Officer

Murali R., Chief Financial Officer
Arnob Roy, President- Engineering
Revenue Increase Rs 11.354 billion ( 2010- '11)
Number of employees
600 (2012)
Website http://www.tejasnetworks.com

Tejas Networks is a computer networking and telecommunication equipment products company[1] based in Bangalore, India.[2][3][4]

Tejas Networks sells optical networking products to telecom networks in India and in over 50 countries. These solutions cover traditional SDH/SONET, carrier Ethernet, transition solutions like carrier Ethernet over SDH/SONET, high capacity C/DWDM solutions as well as a common network management system.


Tejas Networks was founded in May 2000 by Sanjay Nayak with funding from Gururaj Deshpande (brother-in-law of Infosys founder, N. R. Narayana Murthy), with funding $5 million initially, and US-based ASG-Omni.[5][6] Tejas Networks attracted a total of $73 million of funding, from Intel Capital, Mayfield Fund,[7] Battery Ventures and Goldman Sachs, which put in $24 million,[8][9] $20 million from Sandstone Capital (2008).[10]


With its headquarters in Bangalore, Tejas has research and development centres in Bangalore, Mumbai and Noida.[11][12][13]

Tejas Networks launched India's first fiber-optic communication product, TJ-100, in 2001.[14][15][16]

T V Mohandas Pai of Infosys and J Ramachandran of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, joined the Tejas Networks board as independent directors in 2007.[17]


  • Tejas Networks has received the TEMA (Telecom Equipment Manufacturer's Association) Award for Excellence in Innovation 2007[18] and R & D in 2008.[19]
  • "Most Promising New Gen Companies", Computers Today
  • "Distinguished Product Company" by NASSCOM, December 2005
  • One of 20 "Indian companies to watch out for in 2006", Business Today
  • One of "100 private companies in Asia that drive the technology industry's future", Red Herring.
  • 8th IETE Corporate Award for Excellence in Telecommunications Systems, 2006
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India — Diamond Jubilee Technology Award 2006.[20]

Products and services[edit]

Tejas sells packet-aware optical transport products based on Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) or synchronous optical networking (SONET) and Ethernet-over-SDH /SONET.

It primarily supplies optical transmission equipment, which uses optical fibre networks. Tejas Networks designs the equipment but outsources manufacture, from Flextronics, Celestica and other electronic manufacturing service providers.[21]


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  19. ^ "Tejas Networks wins TEMA award for Excellence in R&D". Digit ( India's No1 computer magazine). May 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  20. ^ "CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award 2006" (PDF). csir.res.in. 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
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