IBM Wins Key Deal With India Mobile Player

The 10-year contract with Idea, India's fifth-largest wireless operator, boosts Idea's competitiveness and increases IBM's lead in IT services and consulting

For IBM (IBM), it was a big win in its most critical foreign market. On Mar. 21, IBM announced that it had bagged a 10-year contract valued at up to $800 million from India's fifth biggest wireless operator, Idea Cellular. And the deal suggests that the global computer service and technology kingpin's massive build-out of staff and investment in India this decade is starting to pay off.

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