Jio receives Letter of Intent from DoT to provide satellite-based broadband service in India

The satellite networks will function in combination with the geostationary (GEO), low earth orbit (LEO), and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellations to deliver high-speed data and voice service.

Posted in:

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 55 seconds

India’s largest telecom operator, Reliance Jio, is preparing to offer satellite-based broadband services via Jio Satellite Communications Ltd (JSCL) in India. Earlier this year, the company applied for the Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite Services (GMPCS) license, and now it has received approval from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to start high-speed satellite broadband services.

As per the report by the Economic Times, JSCL has received the Letter of Intent (LoI) from the Department of Telecommunications. The company will be able to operate the GMPCS in licensed service areas. The licenses are valid for a period of 20 years and include data and voice services via satellite. After Bharti Airtel’s OneWeb, Jio Satcom arm is the second company to receive DoT approval to provide high-speed satellite-based broadband services in India.

The satellite networks will function in combination with the geostationary (GEO), low earth orbit (LEO), and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellations to deliver the service. Jio has also partnered with Luxembourg’s SES, a global Satcom company, a 51:49 joint venture with Jio Space Technology Ltd, to provide satellite-based broadband services in the country.

Thank you for reading OnlyTech! For the latest tech news, follow us on Twitter, Google News, Telegram and Facebook. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Avatar of Sumit Roy
Sumit Roy

News Reporter

Sumit loves to cover news about Windows PCs, Android, Smart Devices, and more. When not in front of a computer, you can always find him experimenting with electronic devices.

Forum replies (9)Comments (0)

Loading new replies...

Starlink will get the permission now to launch the service.

Reply 1 Like

Starlink will get the permission now to launch the service.

Indian govt will bring many roadblocks because of Nitin Gadkari's Tesla comments..

Reply 2 Likes

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

9 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Visit our forums

Join the discussions with thousands of active members who share the same interests as you and learn something new...