K-NET Limited Deploys Vanu Mobile Network Infrastructure to Serve Off-Grid Communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone

March 4, 2024

K-NET Limited Deploys Vanu Mobile Network Infrastructure to Serve Off-Grid Communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Vanu Partners with K-NET Limited to Maximize Coverage in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Lexington, MA, USA and New Delhi, India – March 1, 2024 Vanu, Inc. (“Vanu”) a provider of equipment, tools and services that enable mobile network operators to profit by serving off-grid communities, today announced that its customer K-NET Limited (“K-Net”), a telecommunications solutions company, has deployed mobile network base stations with leading network operators in Liberia and Sierra Leone. K-NET will install and maintain multiple solar-powered base stations that will allow users in previously uncovered areas to access cellular network connectivity and the Internet.

Vanu’s systems are specifically designed to be deployed and operated jointly with local partners in remote locations, using solar power to avoid the high costs, inconvenience, and environmental damage of diesel-powered generators. These low-cost systems are easy to install, commission and maintain, and include a suite of services that can provide a turnkey solution from commercial feasibility and network design through operations, maintenance, and support.

“We chose Vanu technology because elimination of the cost of fueling and maintaining diesel generators and the savings enabled through remote management and maintenance make it a cost-effective solution that is uniquely adapted to meet the needs of rural markets,” said Richard Hlomandor, Founder and Chief Network Architect of K-NET. He added, “The Vanu team has provided support through the integration and deployment process and helped to make it fast and convenient.”

“We appreciate the trust K-NET has placed in us and the opportunity to showcase our technology as part of the ongoing effort to connect the unconnected in rural Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone,” said Andrew Beard, CEO of Vanu, Inc. “Vanu is confident that our products and services can help partners like K-NET have a significant positive impact by providing access to voice, messaging and data services from local mobile networks.”


About K-NET

K-NET was founded in 1996 and is 100% Ghanaian owned. It has invested heavily in state-of-the-art infrastructure and delivers world-class telecoms services. K-NET has built satellite teleports in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone which covers all West & Central Africa. K-NET satellite teleports are built with ST Engineering iDirect VSAT Hubs which are operated from our Global Technical Assistance Center and main teleport in Accra with first aid technical support team on grounds in the various countries. In Ghana, K-Net connects from the city to the countryside through their resilient Satellite-Terrestrial Infrastructure. K-NET is headquartered Accra, Ghana, and has a global 24×7 Network Operations Center in Accra. K-NET employs 250 employees worldwide. K-Net has built and currently manages a significant Direct to Home (DTH) broadcasting platform within the West African Region. Furthermore, K-Net has built and operates the most extensive Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Networks in Ghana. It aims to replicate such infrastructure setups in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and offer support services to Benin.

For more information, visit www.knetgh.com.

About Vanu, Inc.

Vanu provides equipment, tools and services that enable MNOs to profitably serve the 1.2 billion people who do not have connectivity today. Vanu’s solutions combine technology and business model innovations to reduce the total cost of ownership of wireless networks. The company grew out of groundbreaking research in software radio at MIT and was founded in 1998. Vanu is the developer of the Anywave™ Base Station. Anywave was the first commercial Radio Access Network (RAN) product to simultaneously support multiple cellular radio standards on the same platform and the first U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified software defined radio. Vanu is headquartered in Lexington, MA, with offices in Gurgaon, India, Bangalore, India and in Kigali, Rwanda.

For more information, visit www.vanu.com.


Press Contact:

Elizabeth Griffin

Vanu, Inc.

+1 (617) 864-1711 x705






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