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OMC wins 2013 ET Awards

OMC wins 2013 Economic Times awards for Corporate Excellence

The renowned ET awards, organised by India’s leading business newspaper Economic Times, recognize outstanding Indian companies, leaders and entrepreneurs.

OMC’s Chairman Sushil Jiwarajka and Chief Operating Officer Rohit Chandra received the award at the ET Awards ceremony in Delhi earlier this month.

OMC was awarded in the category “Operational Excellence – Tower Development” for our pioneering work in green telecom power and community power.

OMC in New York Times

“The Next Wireless Revolution, in Electricity”

Gaurav Gupta, the director for Asia of the development consulting firm Dalberg, tells a story about the untethered life. “You want to sit next to a beach and have a laptop on your lap, and you want to be connected to the world,” Gaurav says. “But you don’t want any wires.”

We go off the electrical and phone grids by choice, Gaurav says. We buy cellphones, install Wi-Fi, buy eco-friendly high-end camping stoves and water purifiers. But around the world, billions of people are off-grid by necessity: they live without wired electricity, piped gas and water, or sewers. The two worlds are linked. “What we want, they need,” he said in a TEDx talk in February in Mumbai. “There is huge innovation going on around the world to serve your needs because you want to play Angry Birds longer.”

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OMC in Times of India

“India’s OMC Power in WEF Tech Pioneers list”

As many as 36 companies, including an Indian firm OMC Power, have made it to the list of most innovative technology start-ups compiled by the World Economic Forum.

These companies are being recognised for pioneering technologies which hold promise of transforming the future of business and society, the World Economic Forum said in a statement.

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OMC in Economic Times 2/2

“Bijli Box To Light Up Rural Areas”

Three former executive officers of Ericsson had teamed up to introduce a concept – power in a box (Bijli Box), to light up rural areas that will remain off the radar of discoms for the next 10 years.

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