The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch mega GSAT-20 satellite in the next year and next-generation high-throughput satellites would address the country’s connectivity issues, ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said.
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He stated that Satellite communication plays an important role in connecting the remote and inaccessible places effectively in a cost-effective way. ISRO will bring new technologies and higher bands for enhancing their capacities.
GSAT-20 is a 5 ton satellite which is likely to boost communication capabilities by offering high speed internet of 100 Gbps or more to India’s rural and remote areas.
According to the space agency, it will offer connectivity to Jammu & Kashmir and the northeastern states and enable in-flight connectivity.
India is at the doorstep to enter the new 5G communication era which is expected to make a paradigm shift in communication and IT services.
The Department of Space and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) are working together to make a way forward for digital future in India.
Sivan also added that the department offers wholesome opportunities to citizens particularly to the telecom service providers.