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VNL spent five days in Geneva, Switzerland participating in forums and exhibiting their WorldGSM™ solar powered base station at ITU Telecom World 2009. The press conference on Tuesday was attended by press from around the world. Here are links to some of what they had to say

Vihaan Networks starts first solar-powered GSM network

October 7, 2009, 13:13 IST
Press Trust of India / Geneva

Indian telecom equipment maker Vihaan Networks Limited today announced the first commercial deployment of solar-powered GSM system, a step that could increase competition for MNCs like Ericsson and Nokia-Siemens.

India’s VNL To Expand Growth Outside Indian Subcontinent

OCTOBER 6, 2009, 12:26 P.M. ET

By Goran Mijuk – Dow Jones Newswires

GENEVA (Dow Jones)–India-based telecommunications equipment maker Vihaan Networks Ltd., or VNL, Tuesday said it aims to spur growth by tapping the world’s poorest and most remote places in Asia and elsewhere…

Vihaan Networks unveils solar-powered mobile system

Sunday, Oct 11, 2009

Sandeep Joshi – The Hindu

GENEVA: WorldGSM, an environment-friendly and cost-effective solar-powered mobile system, developed by Indian telecom equipment manufacturer Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL), might prove to be the perfect way to connect the disconnected across the world, particularly in developing and poor countries. Ready for commercial deployment, WorldGSM, comprising a base station and two small-sized solar panels, was unveiled at the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) annual conference by VNL’s founder and Chairman Rajiv Mehrotra.

Facts & Figures

“Mobile Network viability in developing markets is threatened by +50% rise in electricity generation costs by 2014”

- Juniper Research