NXTSkyFi broadband-over-satellite service launched in Tawang; pan-India rollout on schedule

NXTDigital and Thaicom had earlier this year signed a binding MoU to form a strategic partnership to enter the Broadband-over-satellite (BOS) market.

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NXTDigital has announced the launch of NXTSkyFi – its broadband over satellite (BOS) solution. The BOS service has been launched in the town Tawang and will be extended to the rest of India in a phased manner. The company and its broadband subsidiary One OTT Intertainment Limited are rolling the BOS solution in a strategic partnership with satellite operator Thaicom.

The NXTSkyFi BOS provides bundled offerings including access to solutions like interactive education, digital cinema on demand, OTT, TV channels, and other online solutions. It has already onboarded TATA Suddi and Jadooz apart from signing on leading OTT platforms.

“NxtSkyFi is an innovative solution. For retail users it goes beyond uninterrupted internet connectivity to offer real solutions to enrich the lives of customers, through our partnerships. For OTT providers, it leverages our connectivity together with over 1,500 locations-based Edge Content Delivery network (CDN) solution to address low latency requirements – enhancing the user experience, facilitating higher subscriber addition and retention. For enterprises, we have a myriad of solutions including bundling BOS with fiber connectivity for optimal reach and cost-efficiency”.

Sameer Kanse, Chief Business Officer at NXTDIGITAL

The BOS solution will form a critical part of the ‘NXTMesh’ network project seeking to integrate connectivity across India through its own fiber and the vast national fiber network of its partners. The focus will be on ensuring innovative business models and reliable connectivity solutions for its retail and enterprise customers.

“The launch of NXTSkyFi is in line with our vision to build out a pan-India network of digital infrastructure to fulfil our government’s objective of a digital and truly “connected” India. This launch fits in with our expanding portfolio of digital TV via fiber and HITS and our terrestrial broadband connectivity which has expanded significantly over the last couple of years. The recent launch of our OneDigital product will also ride on the back of our BOS initiative bringing television, broadband, OTT, VoIP, WIFI and CCTV solutions to markets where reliable connectivity is a challenge. The launch of our broadband over satellite service also triggers off the first phase of our relationship with Thaicom – as we look to work together to bring emerging solutions to India”.

Vynsley Fernandes, Managing Director and CEO at NXTDIGITAL

NXTDigital, OneOTT, and Thaicom are expected to close the deal on a strategic model in the next few weeks including a possible partnership in OneOTT.

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