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VNL launches its LTE systems for Africa, at the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2018, Lagos

By: Devika Keswani
May 29, 2018

Live Demonstration of LTE range of systems at ICT Expo 2018

India took another step in strengthening its relationship with Africa by organizing the Indo-Africa ICT Expo, 2018 from 22nd – 23rd May in Lagos, Nigeria. The event saw participation from 75+ Indian companies, amidst hundreds of delegates from the African ICT sector.

The event was organized in Lagos, Nigeria for the second consecutive year since the Government of India sees a lot of potential in the Nigerian ICT sector. Given India’s vast technological pool and advancement in ICT technologies across the country, India can help Nigeria by sharing its indigenous technologies and practises. Towards the same vision, VNL took the 4th edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2018 as an opportunity to bring its vision of connecting the unconnected to Africa and launched India’s first indigenously designed and developed LTE based communication portfolio for the African markets.

VNL’s global telecom deployments have enabled rural and remote citizens, all over the globe, enjoy the benefits of e-Governance, telemedicine, e-Education and more.

“Africa is amongst the fastest growing markets in the world with immense potential for further economic growth, and VNL believes that connectivity will help Africa reach greater heights. VNL’s offering for Africa includes portable solutions that allows deployment in a wide range of scenarios, thereby giving admirable flexibility for quick and efficient radio installations. With VNL’s commitment towards Green Telecommunication, the solutions can operate solely on renewable energy.”, said VNL’s Founder, Chairman Mr. Rajiv Mehrotra.

VNL showcased live demonstrations and presented its offerings at the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2018, which included the LTE range of systems, WorldGSM™ portfolio, enterprise connectivity solutions, portable emergency network cases and more.

VNL launches its LTE systems for Africa

VNL’s booth was visited by the Nigerian minister, Mr. H.E. Barr. Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, who appreciated our offerings for Nigeria, and Africa. He also mentioned VNL’s commendable work in the field of ICT during the opening ceremony of the expo. Mr. Shittu had visited VNL’s Digital Village ‘Karenda’ earlier this year, and was very impressed by how VNL’s mobile and broadband systems had transformed an ordinary village into a Digital Village where the citizens could enjoy the benefits of e-Governance sitting at home, how a low on infrastructure school was transformed into a Smart School; how the citizens were using mobile payments to counter the effects of demonetization, and how the best doctors were able to connect with patients remotely from their phones and laptops.

Watch Mr. Shittu’s interview below:

To further demonstrate the power of connectivity, VNL also participated in round table discussions and conferences to discuss the next steps for Africa.

Round table discussion and conferences to discuss next step for Africa

While VNL has had a strong connect with Africa since decades, the participation at the expo has further led to strengthening its vision for a Digital Africa.

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