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Satellite communications could improve quality of existing mobile networks

Satellite communication is expensive, but it has a strong use case


The satellite internet user-base could hit 2 million in four years with annual revenues of Rs 6,000 crore

Devangshu Datta
Satellite communication is grabbing headlines in India — and rightly so, as the technology promises to make the Internet truly accessible in the country.

The buzz started in September when Elon Musk tweeted that his satellite communications company Starlink Internet Services will soon enter India and start offering services from 2022. Starlink’s Indian subsidiary has acquired a licence and has started hiring too. With its rural focus, the company is targeting 200,000 connections by December 2022. Its pre-bookings are priced at about Rs 7,500.

However, Musk’s plans to offer these services will be on hold for some time, as the

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First Published: Nov 29 2021 | 6:04 AM IST

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