VNL Wins Best Technology Foresight Award 27 Nov, 2008

Last night, VNL won the prestigious “Best Technology Foresight” award at the yearly WCA awards in London.

This was the most hotly contested category of the entire evening with 15 companies shortlisted.

The World Communication Awards (WCA) is recognised as the most trusted global industry event of its kind in the communications industry.

The judges described VNL’s WorldGSM system as “a big breakthrough” and they “applauded the use of a green technology that brought mobility to rural areas”.

These were the shortlisted companies for “Best Technology Foresight”:

  • Aepona (Telecom Web Services Platform)
  • AT&T (Business Direct)
  • Bharti Telesoft (Monet Hub)
  • Ceragon Networks (FibeAir IP-MAX2)
  • dotMobi (DeviceAtlas)
  • NXP (mobilkom NFC services)
  • NextWave Wireless (TDtv)
  • Orange Business Services (Near Field Communications)
  • Orga Systems GmbH (LOMS Local Mobile Services)
  • Qualcomm (Gobi Global Mobile Internet)
  • Spinvox (Spinvox VMCS)
  • Telcordia (Real Time Charging)
  • Telstra (Network Transformation)
  • VNL (WorldGSM solar powered base station)
  • Wayfinder (Wayfinder Access)

This is yet another validation of the importance of the task VNL has undertaken – to help mobile operators profitably and sustainably bring mobile telephony to rural areas.

See the full list of WCA award winners at »

Read Ovum’s commentary – “Looking back on technology foresight” »


3 comments to “VNL Wins Best Technology Foresight Award”

  1. Dear VNL ,
    Congratulation …… New Technology .

    Waiting for you in Bangladesh .


    Written by Mr.Roby on December 5th, 2008 at 12:08 am

  2. Hearty Congratulation to all who are associated directly / indirectly in developing the technology to rural community.

    Wish you great journey ahead….

    Warm Regards

    Shashi Kant Ravi

    Written by Shashi Kant Ravi on December 17th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

  3. Congratulations to the whole VNL team that brought about this technology. This is a landmark breakthrough to the whole world especially people in the rural areas from Africa to India to Asia and the developing nations.
    We are waiting for you in Nigeria and Africa. I wish you God’s speed.

    Written by Seyi Babawale on July 7th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

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