Tulip Telecom Blooms in India

Indian telecom Tulip grew by focusing on data services to business. But its recent expansion may bring it head-on against larger rivals

New Delhi's Tulip Telecom isn't about to compete directly against big Indian telecom operators like Bharti Airtel and Reliance that focus on voice. Instead, Tulip has carved out a niche for itself as the leading Indian company providing data services to business. Ranking No. 8 on BusinessWeek's annual Asia Hot Growth Companies list, Tulip began designing and developing networks for corporate and rural clients a decade ago and entered the last-mile wireless data connectivity business in 2004.

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