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Meet VNL at Africa Com, Cape Town, South Africa: November 11 – 12, 2009

VNL announces its participation at Africa Com. This conference and exhibition will be held at the Cape Town Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, November 11 – 12, 2009.

VNL’s participation this year includes a speaking engagement focused on solar wireless telecom. The exhibit will introduce mobile network operators to their award-winning WorldGSM™ system – the solar powered GSM system specifically made for rural areas with ARPUs of less than $2. WorldGSM is the first commercially viable GSM system that is independent of the power grid. It runs exclusively on solar power and requires no diesel generator backup. It is also designed for simple delivery and deployment by local, untrained workers – all resulting in zero opex, dramatically lower capex, and near zero maintenance.

Mobile operators now have a way to provide mobile services to rural communities in the developing world and still turn a profit. WorldGSM also opens up a new microtelecom business model where operators can partner with local entrepreneurs to accelerate deployment and reduce costs still further.

The next billion subscribers will be coming from rural populations, away from saturated urban markets. So if you’re planning to visit Africa Com 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, stop by VNL’s booth and see the future of rural wireless telephony. VNL is changing the DNA of rural telecom by providing commercially viable new building blocks that will transform the way you build your networks in the future.

Visit us in Booth E1A to learn more.

Also visit VNL at:

Feb 15-18, 2010: Mobile World Congress 2010, Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


VNL ( is substantially changing the way operators will build networks in the future. As the innovator of zero opex networks and the pioneer of microtelecom, their simple to install solar powered cellular base stations help mobile operators maximize their profit margins by reaching rural markets profitably. The management team includes telecom industry veterans with vast experience in bringing products and services to entirely new markets. Its Chairman and founder, Rajiv Mehrotra, started the Shyam Group of companies and established some of the earliest GSM, CDMA and fixed networks in India serving millions of people today.

For more information, visit the company website at or contact VNL’s PR representative Bridget Fishleigh (+44 7946 342 903, or Skype: bridgetfishleigh).

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