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5,000 remote villages to receive Internet using ISRO satellites

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    14th Oct, 2020

  • UnderBharat net project, BSNL has provided a contract to a private firm Hughes to provide internet services to 5000 remote villages using ISRO satellites.
  • The remote villages to receive the internet connection are located in Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Ladakh and Manipur.
  • Satellite used: ISRO communication satellite such as GSAT 11 and GSAT 19
  • The ISRO satellites will be using a proprietary Jupiter system created by Hughes.
  • Jupiter system is a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform. It is designed to provide highest possible efficiency and capacity for satellite broadband implementation.
  • System is currently being used in more than 40 satellites worldwide.
  • The private firm will also take up Network operations.
  • It will install solar powered user terminals to deliver high-speed internet of 10 MBPS to ruler population.
  • The GSAT 19 is a communication satellite launched by ISRO in 2017.
  • The GSAT 11 was one of the heaviest satellites launched by ISRO. It is also an Indian geostationary communication satellite. It was launched in 2018.
  • Bharat Net Project: The National Optical Fibre network that was launched in 2011 was renamed as Bharat net project in 2015.
  • The mission aims to provide broadband connectivity to gram panchayat School stop currently the Bharat net project aims to connect all 2,50,000 Gram Panchayat with Internet and provide 100mbps of connectivity.

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