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VNL at East Africa Com, Nairobi, Kenya: April 27 & 28, 2010 6 Apr, 2010

Mobile operators in East Africa now have a way to provide mobile voice and data services to rural communities and still turn a profit.

VNL is proud to announce its participation at East Africa Com 2010. This conference and exhibition will be held at the Kenyatta Convention Center in Nairobi, Kenya from April 27th through 28th, 2010.

VNL’s participation will update mobile network operators on the progress in deploying their award-winning WorldGSM™ system in 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 local, untrained workers – all resulting in zero OPEX, dramatically lower CAPEX, and near zero maintenance.

The next billion subscribers will be coming from rural populations, away from saturated urban markets. If you’re planning on visiting East Africa Com 2010, 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 #31 to learn more.

  • Click here to see the map.
  • Click here to arrange an appointment to visit us in the booth and receive a free solar mobile phone charger.*

Also Visit VNL at:

  • November 10-11, 2010: Africa Com in Cape Town, South Africa – booth # B01-B06
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Time Magazine’s “Tech Pioneers That Will Change Your Life” 22 Jan, 2010

Meet some of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers — and the innovations they are bringing to market

About half the world’s population lives in rural areas, and half of them — about 1.6 billion people — do so without electricity. How do you connect them to the rest of the planet when the average mobile-telephone base station requires 3,000 watts of power to run? “We re-engineered the entire GSM,” says Rajiv Mehrotra, CEO of an Indian telecom company, VNL, whose low-cost, voice-only, solar-powered base stations will go to market next year in India, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Read more on the Time Magazine web site: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1948486_1948485_1948477,00.html

VNL at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain: February 15 – 18, 2010 12 Jan, 2010

VNL announces its participation at Mobile World Congress 2010. This conference and exhibition will be held at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain from February 15th through 18th, 2010.

VNL’s participation this year will update mobile network operators on the progress made since last year in deploying 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 voice and data 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 Mobile World Congress 2010 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, 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 2B33 to learn more.

Click here to see the map.

Also Visit VNL at:

  • April 28-29, 2010: East Africa Com in Nairobi, Kenya – booth # 31
  • November 10-11, 2010: Africa Com in Cape Town, South Africa – booth # B01-B06

ABOUT VNL

VNL (www.vnl.in) 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 www.vnl.in or contact VNL’s PR representative Bridget Fishleigh (+44 7946 342 903, bridget@nomadcomms.com or Skype: bridgetfishleigh).

VNL Named Technology Pioneer 2010 by World Economic Forum 3 Dec, 2009

World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers 2010Geneva, Switzerland: The World Economic Forum announced today the 2010 Technology Pioneers. VNL was named as one of only 26 companies world wide to receive this prestigious award. The selection showcases the most innovative start-ups that will have a critical impact on the future of business and society. Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder, Chairman & CEO of VNL will join the World Economic Forum community during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010 in January at Davos.

Technology Pioneers are nominated by Forum members and partners, technology experts, venture capital firms, technology incubators, entrepreneurs, innovators, current Technology Pioneers and alumni and the Selection Advisory Committee, an external group of technology experts in specific fields. Short-listed nominees are evaluated by an external selection advisory committee comprised of technology experts within the specific fields.

Rajiv Mehrotra said:

“VNL’s solar powered WorldGSM telecom equipment is already changing the lives of people in a very substantial way. Villagers are making their first phone calls. We are showing the telecom industry that there is another way to reach rural networks profitably. I am proud of the work VNL has done to re-engineer GSM for rural populations. While there are more challenges to face, this validation proves that we are on the right track to make history.”

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

ABOUT VNL

VNL (www.vnl.in) 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 & 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 www.vnl.in or contact VNL’s PR representative Bridget Fishleigh (+44 7946 342 903, bridget@nomadcomms.com or Skype: bridgetfishleigh).

VNL Nominated for Three Awards at Africa Com 2009 21 Oct, 2009

Africa ComVNL joins prestigious names such as Etisalat, Safaricom, Motorola, Ericsson and MTN in being short-listed at the Africa Com awards. According to the award organisers, the entries covered an impressively broad spectrum of networks, services and solutions, offering a true cross-section of the African telecommunications industry.

VNL has been short-listed for the Green Telecoms Award, Best Solution for Rural Services and Telecoms Innovation of the Year. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner in Cape Town on Wednesday 11 November.

VNL will be exhibiting at the show in Booth# E1A and Suraj Chaudhry, Head of Business development, will be giving a presentation at the conference on Thursday 12 November at 1210 titled “How to provide affordable mobile services to rural populations – and still make a profit”.

The full shortlist can be seen at http://www.africacomawards.com/awards/shortlist.

VNL Selected as One of Light Reading’s 2009 Top Picks 19 Oct, 2009

Light Reading has named VNL as a company to watch in the wireless infrastructure market. Its WorldGSM™ solar-powered GSM base station was today named as a Top Pick alongside 3G and LTE base stations from AT&T and Ericsson.

The Top Picks are “the communications technologies, services, and products that Light Reading’s editors think have the best chance of shaking up the industry. In consultation with Heavy Reading, Pyramid Research, dozens of sources, and several well-informed readers, Light Reading’s editors endeavored to make a variety of picks from all over the world to show what services in products they see as embodying the trends that will shape the industry in the next 12 to 18 months.”

For more details see:

ABOUT LIGHT READNG
Lightreading.com is the largest online communications publication in the world, with nearly two million monthly page views and more than 350,000 monthly visitors. Light Reading’s research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world.

Rajiv Mehrotra Interviewed by TelecomTV from the Floor of ITU Telecom World 15 Oct, 2009

Executive Insight: Rajiv Mehrotra, VNL

Indian mobile infrastructure company VNL believes simplicity of installation and low power consumption are needed to provide cost-effective wireless coverage to developing nations.

Watch this interview at TelecomTV with Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder, Chairman & CEO of VNL as he discusses VNL’s solar powered GSM for rural networks and their impact on the future of rural telephony on the floor of ITU Telecom World 2009.

To view the video on TelecomTV’s web site, click here: http://itu.telecomtv.com/kp/video.aspx?v=4128