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BSNL launches satellite phone service using Inmarsat

Fourteen satellites to be used to provide service in area where there are no networks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-owned BSNL on Wednesday started satellite phone service through INMARSAT which will be initially offered to government agencies and later opened for others citizen in phased manner. The service will cover areas where no networks are present and be provided by INMARSAT which has 14 satellites. Agencies handling disasters, state police, railways, Border Security Force and other government agencies will be given the phones in the first phase, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said at the service launch. "Later people while travelling in flight and on ships will be ...

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First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 15:25 IST
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