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Meet VNL at ITU Telecom World, Geneva, Switzerland: October 5 – 9, 2009

VNL, a pioneer in green telecom solutions, proudly announces its sponsorship of the Green@ICT Pavilion at ITU Telecom World. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 5 – 9, 2009. The Green Pavilion is lead by the WMO, a UN Agency, and provides a unique environment, showcasing products and solutions that will be driving the Green@ICT agenda forward. These will include on-grid and off-grid energy efficient solutions, methods of monitoring climate change, managing e-waste, and much more.

At the conference, Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder, Chairman and CEO of VNL, will be a panel participant at the Green@ICT Forum discussing solar telecom and its impact, enabling human prosperity in remote areas and rural villages through the use of clean and affordable energy. With its virtually limitless supply, solar power has the potential to extend and power a mobile operator’s network affordably, even in the most remote corners of our planet. Learn how VNL’s WorldGSM™ system can do this today.

VNL’s exhibit space at booth #4040.01, near the Registration area, will introduce mobile network operators to the world’s first completely solar-powered WorldGSM™ solution, 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 people – all resulting in zero opex, dramatically lower capex, and near zero maintenance. WorldGSM™ has won the “Best Technology Foresight” category at last year’s World Communications Awards and was runner up in the “Green Network Hardware and Infrastructure” category at the 2009 CTIA Wireless E-Tech Awards.

The next billion subscribers will be coming from rural populations, away from saturated urban markets. So if you’re planning to visit ITU Telecom World 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, 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 4040.01 to learn more. If you would like to schedule a personal tour, click here.

Also visit VNL at:

  • October 27-28, 2009: North AfricaCom, JW Marriot Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
  • Nov 11-12, 2009: AfricaCom, Cape Town Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 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 Founder, Chairman and CEO, 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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