VNL urges the domestic equipment manufacturers to take the lead in Telecom exports at the ASEAN-India Digital Partnership meet

New Delhi, 20th February, 2017: To commemorate the 25th year of the ASEAN India relations, TEPC (Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council) organized an inter-ministerial meeting between telecom ministers of ASEAN countries and India in New Delhi today. Hon’ble Minister of Communication, Government of India, Shri Manoj Sinha lead the discussions from Indian side with telecom ministers, senior government officials and industry leaders from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos PDR, Indonesia and Bhutan.

VNL urges the domestic equipment manufacturers to take the lead in Telecom exports at the ASEAN-India Digital Partnership meet

Indian Government has expressed keen interest to partner with ASEAN countries in enabling Digital Connectivity between India and ASEAN region and also for enabling broadband within ASEAN countries. These digital connectivity projects are of strategic importance and can have a transformative impact on the economy and cooperation between ASEAN and India. India has committed to provide financial as well as technological support for projects that could include-high-speed fiber optic networks, digital villages, rural broadband, national knowledge network, secured communication networks and telecom training and skill development.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Mehrotra, Chairman, VNL, said “To take the telecom revolution in India to its new level of growth, the domestic equipment manufacturers should come forward and take the lead. Today. Such a concerted move will also fulfill the government’s vision of Make In India and bring in significant indigenization which is the need of the hour.”

J S Deepak, Telecom Secretary, said “The potential of partnership between India and ASEAN in the arena of telecom is significant. There is a huge demand for capacity building which the Indian partners can contribute.”

Indian companies who have created world-class products and solutions, which are not only of the highest quality and are also very cost-competitive, are keen to export to customers in ASEAN region, who have similar requirements like India.

About VNL
Founded in 2004, Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) is a telecommunication enabler that indigenously develops end-to-end telecom infrastructure products and solutions. VNL is a part of the Shyam Group, which specializes in design and manufacture of telecom equipment. VNL is the first Indian company to realize the potential of research and development of telecom technology. It has over 350 engineers creating new benchmarks in telecom innovations across the country, at its state of the art hardware and software labs our R&D unit at Gurgaon. Its systems are currently deployed in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bolivia, Bhutan, Kenya, Uganda & Ghana, and have empowered the lives of people living in rural and remote areas in these countries.

About TEPC:
TEPC has been set up by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Communications, Government of India to promote and develop of Export of Telecom Equipments and Services. The council undertakes several activities aimed at exports promotion such as Commissioning of Studies to find potential markets, holding of National/International Seminars and facilitating participation of exporters in various overseas exhibitions. The council also disseminates trade related data to its members. The council makes various recommendations to the Government for making necessary changes in various policies and procedures for promotion of Exports and Services.