Days after rolling out prepaid plans exclusively on the occasion of IPL 2019, BSNL has now partnered with Hughes Communications to enable satellite broadband connectivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
The state-run operator has selected Hughes India as its system integrator to addresses growing bandwidth demand in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
In order to provide comprehensive coverage across the island regions, BSNL will be expanding the satellite bandwidth in Andaman and Nicobar to 400 times the current capacity in the next two years.
This is because installing fibre or cable for offering services is challenging. As part of the solution, Hughes India will supply BSNL with satellite terminals and modems for voice, data, and video communications in addition to high-speed satellite backhaul capacity to extend network coverage.
BSNL has already augmented available bandwidth in the island region from 240 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
Speaking about the latest development, Hughes India Enterprise Business Head, Shivaji Chatterjee said “We are proud to have been awarded this project by BSNL. It’s a testament to our success in implementing a wide range of system integration projects and large turnkey networks. With our proven solutions, we are confident that this partnership will enable the residents, tourists, government and armed forces on the islands to enjoy unmatched connectivity and Internet experience while also serving India’s strategic interest in the region”.