Telecommunications Consultants India Limited
TypeStatutory Corporation
Area served
Worldwide [2]
Key people
OwnerDepartment of Telecommunications , Ministry of Communications , Government of India

Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) is a government owned telecommunications consultancy provider. It is under the ownership of the Department of Telecommunications , Ministry of Communications, Government of India. It was set up in 1978 to give consultations in fields of Telecommunications to developing countries around the world. Started with an initial investment of 10lakh.[4] TCIL is present in almost 80 countries, mainly in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.[5][6]

It has executed E-governance projects, GSM systems, optical fibre on power transmission lines, VSAT networks and radio trunking projects.[4] It diversified into Civil works also. In 2012, the standalone net worth of the company was 420crore.[7] It is a Miniratna company under Ministry of Communications & IT. In 2010-2011 financial year, the turnover of the company was 1833 crore.[8]

Pan-African e-Network project for Tele-medicine and Tele-education was implemented by the company on a turnkey basis. It provides training activities in the field of Telecomm and IT.[9] TCIL has 959 employees as on 25 June 2021.[10]

Joint Ventures

TCIL Across The Globe

TCIL has been executing Telecommunication Works in Various parts of the world which include Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Mauritius, Nepal, Afghanistan and Bhutan.[18] The work includes Implementation and Maintenance of Fiber Optic Network. Currently TCIL has mega projects in maintenance in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which includes Saudi National Fiber Network costing around 10 million Saudi Riyal annually.[19] TCIL is diversifying its field in IT sector also with many projects running in African Countries namely Senegal and Nigeria.[20]

See also


  1. ^ "Contact Us - TCIL".
  2. ^ "Presence- TCIL".
  3. ^ "Board Of Directors". TCIL. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b "TCIL likely to sell stake in Hexacom to Bharti Tele". The Hindu Business Line. New Delhi, India. 5 January 2004.
  5. ^ "Telecommunications Consultants India Limited". TCIL. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  6. ^ Parbat, Kalyan (7 February 2013). "Government considering divesting 10% stake in Telecom Consultants of India Ltd". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Acquisition of 60% shares of TCIL Saudi Co. Ltd. from NESMA Group to make it a 100% owned subsidiary company of TCIL". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  8. ^ "TCIL pays Rs. 4.32 cr. dividend to government". The Hindu. India. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  9. ^ "TCIL: Connecting the world". Hindustan Times. New Delhi, India. 6 June 2010. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  10. ^ "TCIL". Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Bharti buys peace with TCIL". The Telegraph. New Delhi, India. 6 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Bharti Hexacom: TCIL Selling Stake". Bloomberg TV India. 22 September 2014.
  13. ^ "TCIL stake in Kenyan co cleared". The Hindu Business Line. New Delhi, India. 24 September 2000. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  14. ^ "Cabinet approves TCIL's Saudi acquisition". Yahoo India-News. New Delhi, India. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  15. ^ "TCIL charts out biz plan for Tamil Nadu Telecom". The Hindu Business Line. Chennai, India. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Tcil Bellsouth Bags Palestine Telecom Deal". Business Standard. India. 15 April 1998. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  17. ^ "INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INDIA LTD.(ICSIL) | (A Joint Venture of TCIL- A Govt. of India Enterprise & DSIIDC-An Undertaking of Delhi Govt.) CIN : U74899DL1987GOI027481". Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  18. ^ Raturi, Prerna (6 November 2013). "'TCIL's strength comes from taking up new challenges'". Business Standard India. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  19. ^ Parbat, Kalyan. "TCIL to supply "green towers" to Saudi Telecom, OmanTel". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  20. ^ ANI (12 September 2018). "TCIL, MEA sign MOU for pan Africa e-Network project". Business Standard India. Retrieved 25 June 2021.