HCL Infosystems has been awarded a $66m Indian Air Force (IAF) order to deploy the wideband CDMA (WCDMA) based portable wireless network, covering many air force stations across India.

The WCDMA network will be integrated with the IAF network (AFNET), to ensure video interactivity for video calls and cross connectivity with other communication platform like IP-based communication within the air force network.

The 3G network will also have transportable mobile base stations for establishing communication with higher echelons even from remote locations in the country.

The mobile communication technology network will further enhance IAF in providing value added services to its air warriors.

The company will implement the project on a turnkey basis.