Hughes India to connect 5,000 remote villages with satellite broadband

Hughes India has been roped in by Bharat Broadband Nigam Limited (BBNL) and Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) to connect around 5,000 remote villages with satellite broadband to provide high speed internet services.

The remote villages are located in Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshwadeep, and the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh. The remote places lack proper connectivity through fiber or cable.

Hughes India will connect the remote villages with high-speed internet connectivity through ISRO’s GSAT-19 and GSAT-11 satellites with the Hughes JUPITER system. The project is likely to be wrapped up by March 2021 and is part of the vision to connect 2,5 lakh villages with high-speed broadband by August 2021.

“The BharatNet network being created by BBNL, is to provide affordable high-speed broadband access to rural citizens and institutions of all the Gram Panchayats of the country We are very happy to be partnering with TCIL and Hughes to leverage satellite broadband to connect gram panchayats that are remote or located in difficult terrain.”


Sarvesh Singh, CMD, BBNL

Partho Banerjee, President & Managing Director, Hughes India said, “Hughes is committed to the government’s vision of enabling Digital India, and we are excited about our partnership with TCIL and BBNL as part of BharatNet to bring high-speed connectivity to the remote gram panchayats.”

Hughes JUPITER system is an advanced VSAT platform for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites featuring a flexible and robust gateway architecture. It enables operators to achieve the highest possible capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation.

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