- Sterlite Technologies (STL) will be retailing these 5G radio cells in India and other countries
- Motilal Oswal Private Equity had invested Rs 250 crore in VVDN in December 2019
Gurugram, Haryana-based VVDN was chosen by STL as the engineering and ODM partner for the development of few indigenous 5G products and solutions. VVDN, as per the collaboration, will be manufacturing 5G radio products including macro RU and small cells for STL. India and many other countries in the world, are chalking out plans to implement 5G networks commercially.
“The goal is to provide complete, integrated and pre-validated 5G platforms for both Small Cell & Macro RU and deliver the complete product to STL. Our engineering & manufacturing is fully equipped to design and develop 5G Radio solutions that will help STL to accelerate 5G deployments,” stated Puneet Agarwal, co-Founder and president, Wireless Group, VVDN Technologies.
STL aims to target operators globally
With VVDN’s experience in radio manufacturing and STL’s focus on edge solutions, both the companies will collectively ideate, design, and develop solutions to support critical infrastructure for 5G. The solutions, as the companies informed, will enable operators worldwide to address multiple deployment use cases with a faster time to market.
“The joint collaboration with VVDN aims to advance the evolution of 5G small cells thereby supporting telecom operators in their mission to roll out 5G networks. Also, with an indigenous “Make In India” approach to 5G Radio Units, STL aims to target operators globally and focus on private enterprises for broad-scale deployments of 5G,” informed Dr Badri Gomatam, group CTO, STL.
Rs 250 crores in funding
VVDN is a product engineering and manufacturing company focused on designing & manufacturing end-to-end products across several technology verticals. Some of the filed that VVDN works in include 5G and DC, vision, networking and Wi-Fi, IoT, defense, cloud and apps. The company had raised Rs 250 crores in funding from Motilal Oswal Private Equity in December 2019.
“This partnership with STL is instrumental to VVDN and has come at the right time when VVDN is placing significant investments in 5G engineering space,” added Agarwal.