30 Best Tech Companies 2017

Ascend Telecom Infrastructure: A Leading Provider of Industry Best Infrastructure

thesiliconreview-sushil-kumar-chaturvedi-ascend-telecom-infrastructure“With an enviable tenancy of 2X, Ascend has established itself as the lowest cost operator in its domain.”

Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited is established as one of the foremost independent provider of world class passive telecom infrastructure on shared, multi tenancy capabilities for the mobile services and wireless sector Pan India. Incorporated in the year 2002, Ascend is a Category-I Infrastructure Provider (IP-I) registered with the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.

Widely applauded for offering ‘Industry Best Infrastructure’ with ‘Energy Supply to Telecom Operators’ in the country, Ascend has grown leaps and bounds organically and with inorganic synergized M&A. Clients that are associated with Ascend telecom has achieved impeccable operations excellence through highest availability, lowest operating costs. The company has also successfully optimized their energy infrastructure, leveraging on Technology, Renewable energy, Intelligent storage, Energy conservation and a wide portfolio of Green initiatives, leading to highly subsidized energy costs. NSR, an Asia focused global fund has majority stake in Ascend along with marquee investors like ILFS and TVS.

Ascend takes into account all the Telco’s, be it Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL, Tata to name a few. Also, for better understanding with clients, the company makes sure to have a regular interaction with customers and a structured review process whereby feedback is taken from customers via CSAT program.

The company currently makes its presence felt in all 26 states, having 17 administrative locations, in addition to their Corporate office in Bangalore and Operations Head Quarters in Hyderabad.

Meet the Pioneer

Widely credited for introducing many ‘Firsts’, Ascend differentiates itself from its competitors in numerous ways. The factor that makes Ascend stands tall includes:

  • First IP to be ISO 9001-2015 Certified.
  • First IP to implement Six Sigma practices.
  • Acknowledged lowest cost of operation in the Telecom Industry.
  • Availability 99.96 to 99.99 % in adverse geographies also.
  • Maintaining lowest carbon footprint.
  • Industry best iTOC- Automated Management & control of all sites in real time
  • Highest customer satisfaction score for from all the operators.
  • Pioneer in green energy initiatives.
  • Automated DG & AC operations.

A True Market Leader

Thanks to leveraging technology facilitating operations excellence, Ascend has increased its portfolio of sites over the years, in line with the demands of the Telecom business in India. Infra designs and capabilities conceived by Ascend are very flexible and futuristic and matching with the massive changes in Telecommunication technology from the times of 2G till 4G) LTE) and further.

Today, Ascend positions itself as one of the robustly grown players in the IP Industry with best in Industry Tower portfolio, Greenest energy, and cost effective services. Exploiting the developments in the Industry through light towers over smallest space requirements, Ascend sites are fully automated and remotely managed through high efficiency Power management systems and Ultrafast charging & intelligent Storage Batteries.

The company’s philosophy of leveraging technology, maintaining their infra perpetually young and delivering the best economy are the key differentiators to their success and have paid the best dividends through sustainability of profitable operations, despite high volatility seen in the Indian Telecom Industry currently.

The Future Sight

Widely applauded as a favored partner for delivering better then agreed SLA’s, the company endeavors for customer delight for blooming future ahead. Holding an undisputed position of being the lowest cost operator, Ascend will continue to improve customer experience. Ascend’s focus going forward is to address the industry’s biggest pain point of heavy dependency on diesel, which they will mitigate by Green energy deployment and reduce the Energy cost to Telco.

Further the company also endeavors to offer solutions for new technology flawless deployments and be a lead partner of Smart city program.

This is what their clients say about them

“We are deeply grateful to entire team to all those enthusiasm and energy transformed our vision into reality, especially your operation team led by Col. Ramanand Kamat. Your commitment and sense of mission moves us.” - Nrushinha Tripathy / Head-Network O&M, Vodafone.

“Thanks a lot and appreciate your efforts to maintain the network availability, we haven’t seen any major outages and infra availability was 99.99 for FY17. Request to maintain the trend for coming days as well.” - Sreenivasa Rao. Simhadri / Head–Business, TATA Communications.

Awards and Accolades at Ascend’s Credit

  • Recipient of Organization with Innovative HR Practices award from World HRM Congress.
  • Excellence in Technology and Innovation award from iNFHRA
  • Certificate from Dale Carnegie for Operations Excellence
  • MTC Global award for Sustainable Energy
  • iNFHRA award for Supply Chain and Project Management and Global Excellence award for Operational Excellence (February 2017) from World HRD Congress.

Meet the Dynamic Leader

Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, CEO & Director- An accomplished Telecom Professional, Sushil took over reins of Ascend in 2012. A visionary, Sushil brings to Ascend his 34+ years of Industry experience in Key Management and Leadership positions, Managing Telecom PSU and Private Telecom Enterprise across the globe.

Numismatics by passion, Sushil has earned many accolades and awards. He was awarded with “Presidents Medal” for distinguished Telecom services in 2001.  In 2008, he was recognized as “CEO of the Year” for fastest growing company in Asia Pacific, by Deloitte & Touché. Also, he was facilitated with ‘CEO of the Year’ award recently by world leadership federation.

“Our management team has combined experience of 250+ man years.”

“Ensuring 24/7 availability of 99.96% uptime, Ascend is the most preferred IP.”