Today the prestigious international telecoms magazine, Global Telecoms Business, published the GTB Power100, its list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry.
Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder, Chairman and CEO of VNL, appeared in the list for the first time in 67th position.
The 2009 list is headed by Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association, followed by the CEOs of three of the world’s biggest operators — AT&T, Verizon and China Mobile. They are followed by two of the world’s top regulators, Julius Genachowski of the FCC and European Commissioner Viviane Reding.
Representatives of two other Indian companies appeared on the GTB100 - Srinath Narasimhan, CEO of Tata Communications and Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and group CEO of Bharti Enterprises.
The list was dominated by well-known companies from both the operator and vendor side; VNL was the only start-up equipment vendor to appear.
The full list can be seen at www.globaltelecomsbusiness.com/Stub/Power100.html