Enterprise India, sponsored by the Indian Embassy and CII, started with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by His Excellency Dr. Y. S. Seshadri, India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, His Excellency Mr. Soe Thane (Ministry of Industry I &II), His Excellency, Win Myint (Ministry of Commerce), and His Excellency Myint Swe (Yangon Division Prime Minister) and Sanjay Kirloskar, Mission Leader and Chairman of CII ASEAN/ANZ Regional Committee.
Ravi Ailawadhi, CEO of Shyam Networks represented both VNL and Shyam at the show. He personally introduced the Ambassador and Ministers to VNL’s Village Site and explained how VNL can help transform the lives of Myanmar’s villagers living in rural areas, while at the same time enabling mobile operators to make a profit even at very low ARPUs. They were very interested in learning more about how VNL’s systems require no connections to the electrical grid, or any expensive diesel generators. They were very happy to learn that VNL is interested in finding local manufacturing partners to source components of VNL’s systems within Myanmar itself.
During the first day, Mr. Ailawadhi was also interviewed by SkyNet, one of Myanmar’s major TV channels where he discussed VNL’s offering for Myanmar and how access to telephony services and broadband can dramatically change a village for the better, opening up e-learning and e-health, expose locals to potential job opportunities, as well as providing a platform for local business to expand their market range. These types of added benefits is a vital end result of VNL’s GSM & broadband plan for Myanmar’s rural areas.
On the second day of the show, Mr. Ailawadhi introduced VNL’s solution to His Excellency, Thura Thiha Tin Aung Myint Oo, Vice President of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar. Minister of Ministries, His Excellency Myint Swe, accompanied the Vice President.
Later in the day, VNL had the pleasure of meeting with Aung Myint Htun, Joint Secretary General of the Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Jeanne-Elise M. Heydecker, AVP Marketing for VNL, explained the value proposition of VNL’s solution and detailed some of the benefits of bringing affordable telecommunications and internet to the villages of Myanmar. Mr. Htun videotaped the presentation in order to share the information with the Chambers’ members at their next meeting.
VNL announces its participation at Enterprise India, held at the Tatmadaw Hall in Yangon, Myanmar. The dates are Thursday, November 10th through Sunday November 13th, 2011.
VNL’s participation will focus on their award-winning WorldGSM™ green telecom solution -the sustainable network infrastructure solution that brings affordable voice and data services to areas with ARPUs of less than $2. WorldGSM™ is the first commercially viable voice and data (broadband) system that is independent of the power grid. It 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.
If you’re planning on visiting Enterprise India, stop by VNL’s booth and see the future of sustainable wireless voice and data networks for small towns, villages and remote locations.
Visit us in Booth #E26-33 to learn more. Click here to arrange an appointment to see WorldGSM™ in the booth.
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* February 27 – March 1, 2012: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain – Booth #2B47
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