At present, the network is under different phases of deployment. These areas will be connected with 4G LTE-based voice and data service. It is deploying a first-of-its kind satellite backhaul-based network, using capacity from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and technology from Hughes Communications (HCIL).
The companyhas awarded a contract worth over $10 million to Hughes Communications (HCIL) to set up the satellite backhaul for the 4G network in these areas.Jio group president Jyotindra Thacker said the telco is using Hughes’ Jupiter system to support its 4G sites. “The satellite system is key to enabling our vision of providing ubiquitous and seamless connectivity to each and every part of the country.”
According to Partho Banerjee, president, Hughes Communications India, the satellite is the ideal technology for extending 4G/LTE service to remote and rural communities.