Soon India will be getting the broadband speeds up to 100 Gbps across the country. Dr. K. Sivan chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stated that in the next few years, India will be able to access high gigabit broadband connectivity.
With the world’s second largest Intrernet user base, India has fallen behind in terms of broadband penetration. Dr. Sivan also said that ISRO will soon be launching two GSAT satellites this year and early next year, one more to improve the broadband connectivity.
He said, “All these are high throughput satellites and together they will provide more than 100 Gbps high bandwidth connectivity across the country which will help bridge the digital divide”.
The Isro confirmed also confirmed that the government of India has approved Rs 10,900 crore for 30 PSLVs and 10 GSLV Mk-3 to launch in the next four years. This is in addition to more than 50 spacecrafts the agency plans to launch.
The Chairman highlighted that this constant investment into space research by the government is an opportunity for the industry and academic to collaborate. He also added, “There is major opportunity for indigenization of avionics. And, we are not only interested to engage with established industries but we also would like to see start-ups taking up the challenge. Isro recently established a capacity building programme office to widen the participation of academia and industry in the space sector”.