state run PSU. In order to regulate satellite communication from the country, Government has decided to establish a satellite communication
gateway in India.
in the country will enable the rollout of full-fledged satellite-based
communication services by BSNL in partnership with the UK based INMARSAT
(International Mobile Satellite Organisation).
the provision of satellite-based telecom services on the recommendation
of the sector regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
(TRAI), conditional to the satellite gateway being located within India.
While BSNL has estimated that Rs 52 crore will be required towards the cost of the gateway, the DoT has given ‘in principle’ approval to provide support of $8 million to BSNL for establishment of the GMPCS gateway in India. – said an Official.
point, irrespective of location, through a hand-held terminal. The
proposed gateway will enable global satellite mobile service under the
As per reports, BSNL already signed the agreement with ‘INMARSAT’ and the expected completion date of the project is March, 2016.
See more details about the proposed Satellite Communication Services below: