As per media sources, "DoT is working to set-up network of low earth orbit (LEO) satellite and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite for telecom services. The entire expenses will be borne by the telecom ministry. Discussion in this regard has already started with Department of Space."
As reported earlier, the Indian Space Research Organisation has launched 35 communications satellites till date, of which four satellites - GSAT 6A, GSAT 29, GSAT 11 and GSAT 7A were launched in 2018. The satellites selectively provide connectivity to different institutions and business organisations. Their services are also used for satellite phone connectivity, mobile services in islands and hilly areas, and vast services, among others.
As per a senior official from DoT, "Latency in data signal is not good for mission critical applications. Even experience during voice call is not good. People are required to wait to listen sentence from person on other side. LEO satellites will be placed in orbit at distance of around 2,000 kilometers. This will reduce latency in signals."