Hughes Communications Launch HTS broadband service in India as Musk’s Starlink Disappears

Hughes Communications launches satellite internet service in IndiaHughes Communication, one of the leading providers of satellite internet services in India has launched its new satellite internet service.

Satellite internet provider Hughes Communications India announced the commercial launch of India’s first high-throughput satellite (HTS) broadband service powered by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), as the Elon Musk-run SpaceX abandoned its affordable internet project Starlink in the country. The service aims to deliver high-speed broadband across the country, including in all remote areas by connecting enterprise and government networks.

What is HTS broadband?

HTS uses technology that offers high-speed, low-latency internet beamed from satellites. Riding three ISRO geostationary satellites (GSAT –11, GSAT – 19, and GSAT – 29), the new service covers the Himalayas from Kashmir and Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh.

The HTS broadband service from Hughes combines Ku-band capacity from ISRO’s GSAT-11 and GSAT-29 satellites with Hughes JUPITER Platform ground technology to deliver high-speed broadband across India, including in the most remote areas.

GSAT – 11: The heaviest and most advanced high throughput communication satellite which was built by ISRO. Its mission life is 15 years. The throughput data rate is 16 Gigabits per second. The 5854-kg GSAT-11 will provide high data rate connectivity to users of the Indian mainland and islands through 32 user beams in Ku-band and 8 hub beams in Ka-band. GSAT-11 will be positioned at a 74-degree east longitude in the geostationary orbit.

GSAT – 29: GSAT-29 satellite with a lift-off mass of 3423 kg, is a multi-beam, multiband communication satellite of India, configured around the ISRO’s enhanced I-3K bus. This is the heaviest satellite launched from India. GSAT-29 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders which will bridge the digital divide of users including those in Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern regions of India. It also carries a Q/V-band payload, configured for technology demonstration at higher frequency bands, and a Geo-stationary High-Resolution Camera. carried onboard GSAT-29 spacecraft. An optical communication payload, for the first time, will be utilized for data transmission. It was launched on 14th November 2018.

The secretary of the Department of Space and Chairman, ISRO, Dr. S Somnath said, “At ISRO, we are committed to exploring and expanding the ways we can work with the private sector to help improve people’s lives and bridge the digital divide”. He also added, “With the new HTS capabilities powered by ISRO satellites, we are confident that HCI will continue to deliver excellent quality satellite broadband services and further enhance the connectivity experience that accelerates India’s digital transformation”.

HCI provides satellite broadband across more than 200,000 business and government sites in India, which support the enterprises as well as strategic central and state government projects.

As per the given statement by Partha Banerjee, president, and managing director, HCI, “Available countrywide, HTS broadband from Hughes underscores our longstanding commitment to bridging the digital divide, delivering multi-megabit high-speed broadband at affordable rates”. He added, “This new broadband service will support the high-bandwidth requirements of government organizations, financial companies, cellular operators, mining and energy companies, among other businesses, large and small, helping to connect India to a limitless future.”

A very important development for Hughes Communications by launching of the Satellite Internet service in India as a whole:

The satellite internet service will help bridge the digital divide in India as a whole and enable everyone to benefit from the Information Age through Internet.

The launch of Hughes Communications’ new satellite internet service is a very important development for the company and India as a whole. The service will provide high-speed internet to rural and remote areas of India that have been hitherto unserved by terrestrial internet providers. This will not only improve the quality of life for people in these areas but also open up new economic opportunities for them. The launch of the satellite internet service is thus a very important development for Hughes Communications and India as a whole.

New openings of economic opportunities for the people of India:

The service will provide high-speed internet to rural and remote areas of India that have been hitherto unserved by terrestrial internet providers.

This will not only improve the quality of life for people in these areas but also open up new economic opportunities for them. Hughes Communications is one of the leading providers of satellite internet services in India. The launch of its new satellite internet service is set to change the game for the company in the country. The service will provide high-speed internet to rural and remote areas of India that have been hitherto unserved by terrestrial internet providers. This will not only improve the quality of life for people in these areas but also open up new economic opportunities for them.

The service supports applications such as Wi-Fi hotspots for community internet access, managed SD-WAN solutions, backhaul to extend mobile network reach, and satellite internet for small businesses.

The HTS broadband service from Hughes combines Ku-band capacity from ISRO’s GSAT-11 and GSAT-29 satellites with Hughes JUPITER Platform ground technology to deliver high-speed broadband.

 

 

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