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Jio to use Hughes satellite tech to provide 4G services in remote, rural areas

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Reliance has inked over USD 10 million deal with provider for providing in rural and remote areas.

The Mukesh Ambani-led company will use the technology to connect more than 400 sites with bandwidth in the range of 30-50 megabit per second in remote and rural locations for the services, a Hughes said.

"After an extensive evaluation of the on the market, we felt strongly that the Hughes Jupiter System, with its high-throughput terminals and future-proof multiservice capabilities, provided the ideal performance and efficiency for supporting connectivity to our sites," Jyotindra Thacker, Group president, Reliance said.

said satellite is the ideal technology for extending 4G service to remote and rural communities beyond the reach of

India and head of enterprise business Shivaji Chatterjee said that Reliance has plans to go extremely rural in hilly, island and forest area.

"has purchased from and Hughes has engineered technology to deploy the services. Most of the 400 sites are already live. All the sites will go live by March 2019," Chatterjee said.

He said which is being deployed under the contract will transfer data from the site directly to core network.

Under the agreement with Jio, will provide a planning, implementation, operation and maintenance.

"The supply side of the contract is over which is over USD 10 million and in addition to this there is contract for operational and maintenance of 10 years," Chatterjee said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 20:05 IST