Intel , the world's largest chip maker, is planning to participate in bids invited by Indian state-owned telecom equipment maker ITI Ltd to set up joint ventures, the Business Standard reported on Friday.
ITI intends to be a minority partner in the proposed joint ventures with a 26 percent stake according to the bid proposals, the newspaper said.
It said Intel was interested in making the hardware and consumer premise equipment around WiMAX technology, which provides for wireless transmission of data up to 75 megabytes per second.
Though interested parties have been asked to participate before January 29, 2010, the telecoms ministry is holding a pre-bid conference before selecting them, the paper said.
Other global players that have showed interest include Huawei , Alcatel-Lucent , Samsung and Hitachi, the paper said.
A spokeswoman for Intel in India could not immediately respond to the report.
(Reporting by Janaki Krishnan; Editing by Ranjit Gangadharan)