The government is expected to grant Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband service, based on low Earth orbit satellites, the license it has sought to operate in India. This would complement terrestrial connectivity and additionally become the primary means of internet access in large parts of India which are difficult to reach via terrestrial cables or tower to tower microwave links. other. The service is certainly more expensive, compared to the ultra-low-cost mobile broadband that Indians are used to, but cost-effective for remote areas. A competing satellite broadband service, OneWeb, would prevent monopoly pricing of satellite broadband access. OneWeb today launches 36 of its hundreds of satellites using the Indian Space Research Organization’s commercial launch facilities.
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