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Vanu and HFCL Win Major BSNL Tender

Vanu India Private Limited (Vanu) has teamed with Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited (HFCL) to win a contract awarded by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) under BSNL’s tender for provision of rural telecommunications services in the Northeast area of India. The contract to HFCL covers products and services worth `579 crore. The scope of the project includes surveying, planning, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and maintenance for five years of radio access network. The network deployment will include installation of 924 solar powered base transceiver station (BTS) sites manufactured by HFCL using Vanu India technology.

Winning the solicitation underscores Vanu’s leadership position in provision of technology for systems to cover off-grid rural areas that have no electrical grid or telecom grid available to provide power or backhaul. Working with Vanu, HFCL is able to assure itself of not only working with a premier technical solution but also one that is local to India where Vanu has been operating for over a decade and has grown a team with significant expertise.

By leveraging deep domain expertise in wireless radio technologies and addressing the limitations that have prevented ubiquitous connectivity, Vanu has developed software radio technology and business model innovations that allow partners such as HFCL to work with mobile network operators such as BSNL to deliver profitable coverage solutions for rural markets. Vanu is the only company that designs and optimizes products for the unique needs of rural markets and also runs rural networks using its own software radio technology. Vanu uses its first-hand experience as a mobile network operator to develop solutions that permit network operators to profitably deliver connectivity to people in the world’s most remote areas.

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