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Meet VNL at North Africa Com, Cairo: October 27 – 28, 2009

Every Autumn, North Africa greets mobile network operators from around the world at North Africa Com. This conference and exhibition will be held at the J.W. Marriot Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, October 27-28, 2009.

Our participation this year focuses on the commercial launch our award-winning WorldGSM™ system in North Africa – 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 two unskilled people in six hours – all resulting in zero opex, dramatically lower capex, and near zero maintenance.

Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder, Chairman & CEO of VNL stated:

“Mobile operators now have a way to provide 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.”

On Wednesday, at the conference, Suraj Chaudhary of VNL, will be presenting on “Solutions for Low Cost Network Deployments to Extend Access to Rural Communities” featuring this microtelecom approach that enables mobile operators to reach rural populations and still make a profit.

If you’re a mobile operator, you are well aware that the next billion subscribers will be coming from rural populations, away from saturated urban markets. So if you’re planning to visit North Africa Com 2009 in Cairo, stop by our 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 Booths 30 & 31.

Also visit VNL at:

  • Oct 5-9, 2009: ITU Telecom World 2009, Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 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 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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