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India’s First 4G LTE telecom system, now in Africa

Ahead of Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2019, VNL is showcasing its LTE offerings for a Digital Africa.

Lagos, Nigeria, May 22, 2018: Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL), a leading global telecom equipment manufacturer, is now launching its LTE based communication portfolio for the African markets. The products are being showcased for preview at the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2018, Lagos, Nigeria, at booth numbers 3B & 4B, Eko Hotel & Suites. The rugged systems have been designed and developed keeping in mind the requirement for high speed voice and data connectivity, particularly for African rural and remote areas.


VNL’s LTE portfolio consists of compact, power-efficient systems which guarantee a superior radio performance and flexibility in various scenarios. The Self-Organizing-Network can self-configure, self-connect, self-heal and self-optimize. The LTE portfolio also consists of do-it-yourself installations, which can be setup in less than a few hours.

VNL’s connectivity solutions have been appreciated globally for offering low CAPEX and low OPEX in low ARPU regions. Because the offerings come with our vision of creating sustainable and environment friendly products, the deployed sites can be 100% solar powered. Another advantage of solar power is that it can run without electricity for days and can be deployed in areas bereft of roads and basic infrastructural facilities.

Additionally, the LTE systems can cover a variety of deployments such as remote enterprises (mines, off-shore fields, shipping yards); remote islands and forests, disaster and public aid agencies, homeland security communication solutions.

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


VNL LTE Portfolio Basic Features:

  • Mobility management
  • High speed data
  • Voice – CSFB, VoLTE
  • Video – ViLTE
  • SMS
  • Network security
  • Location services
  • 2x2 MIMO

The LTE portfolio was launched in India by Hon’ble’ Telecom Minister Shri Manoj Sinha, along with Mr. H. E. Barr. Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Telecom Minister, Nigeria; Mr. Meas Po, Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia, and other global dignitaries, at the India Telcom 2018 event.

VNL is now taking the 4th edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2018 as an opportunity to bring its vision of connecting the unconnected to Africa. The grand expo is being organized by Government of India’s Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council and NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies), to strengthen the relationship between Africa and India for a mutually profitable partnership.

Commenting on the launch, VNL’s Founder, Chairman Mr. Rajiv Mehrotra said, “The latest range of technologically robust 4G/LTE telecom products is the outcome of our strong in-house R&D capabilities and signify India’s inherent strengths in the area of telecom equipment manufacturing. These systems offer compact and versatile radio applications and can operate flawlessly even in harsh environment.”

He added, “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.”

Mr. H.E. Barr. Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Telecom Minister, Nigeria; Hon’ble’ Telecom Minister Shri. Manoj Sinha, Ms. Aruna Sundarajan,  

VNL has successfully executed several projects globally in countries like Somaliland, Kenya, Peru, Mexico, Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia, Myanmar and Bhutan. In India, VNL has successfully executed a challenging assignment to roll out mobile telecom network providing voice and data connectivity in the Left-Wing Extremist effected areas. This is considered to be the single largest green telecom roll out in the world. This project has also won the company accolades and appreciation from various quarters.

International delegation of ministers launched VNL’s LTE Systems at India Telecom 2018.

In picture: Mr. H.E. Barr. Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Telecom Minister, Nigeria; Hon’ble’ Telecom Minister Shri. Manoj Sinha, Ms. Aruna Sundarajan, Telecom Secretary and Chairman of the Telecom Commission, India


Apart from developing rapidly deployable networks for disaster and emergency situations, India-based VNL designs, manufactures, installs and operates sustainable, mobile and broadband solutions for rural and remote locations. VNL’s secure Mobile communication systems are in use by homeland security & remote industry. VNL’s pioneering work has been widely praised. To know more, visit

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Ankit Khanna
Vihaan Networks Ltd.,
M (Nigeria): +234 8132042462
M (India): +91 9873194851
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Mr. Shashwat Nagpal / Ms. Devika Keswani
Vihaan Networks Ltd.,
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