expand to more remote areas
COIn the absence of working conditions in schools, everything shifted to online courses. The signals in the village were perfect and the students had to climb mountains, hills, trees and mounds. Parents are a little worried about where their children are going to fall. The lack of cell phone towers and broadband cable Internet services in all the villages is the reason for the plight of the students. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the digital divide is undermining children’s right to education in rural and tribal areas and that central and state governments must take immediate action to rectify the situation. Satellite Internet will solve these problems in the coming days.
Priority is given to villages
To bridge the digital divide, the central government launched the Digital India program in 2015. As part of this, it is planned to provide fiber optic broadband facilities at 2.50 lakh gram panchayats in the country by 2023 in under the BharatNet program. So far 1.78 lakh panchayats have been connected. By 2020, half of the country’s population and 70 percent of the rural population will not have internet. As of August 2021, only 2.43 million people in India had access to cable broadband. They are almost all city dwellers. Efforts are being made to provide broadband service to villages via cell phone towers and fiber optic cables. StarLink and OneWeb, on the other hand, together provide Internet access through satellites orbiting the Earth. This is why the Amazon company will also be in the ring. Mobile internet requires a cell tower, and broadband requires a cable. Awami does not want satellite internet broadcasts. If a satellite antenna, a modem is sufficient. Radio waves or laser beams from satellites first reach the Network Operation Centers (NOCs) on Earth. From there, navigate to consumer devices. Satellite Internet services reach speeds of 100-150 Mbps in rural and remote tribal areas. Starlink is a leader in the competition for satellite Internet services. StarLink, a subsidiary of rocket company Elon Musk SpaceX, one of the world’s largest giants, will provide Internet services with 12,000 satellites located around Earth. Of these, 1,700 satellites have already been launched into orbit, providing satellite Internet access to millions of people in 14 countries. Bharti Airtel, a joint venture between the UK government and OneWeb, has already launched 322 satellites. Another 648 satellites will be put into orbit next year. Starlink and OneWeb are preparing to launch satellite internet services in India by mid-2022.
To get a broadband satellite connection in India, you have to pay Rs 1,58,000 in the first year. This includes Rs 37,400 for the purchase of a satellite dish, a bracket, a WiFi router and Rs 7,425 for a monthly subscription. 1 15,000 from next year. Starlink India director Sanjay Bhargava said Starlink will mainly focus on providing internet services in villages. When asked if villagers could spend thousands of rupees to get a Starlink connection, Bhargava said USO funds paid by telecom companies, government grants, and corporate social responsibility funds would be helpful. . Starlink is seeking links with government agencies such as BharatNet and RailTel as well as with private telecommunications operators such as Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea to provide low cost services to the rural population. Starlink plans to sell two lakh connections by December 2022, 80% of which will go to villages. Bhargava said Starlink will initially provide free internet access to 100 schools in and around Delhi.
Satellite internet services are not only expensive, but also have weather issues. When it rains and the sky is cloudy, radio waves make it difficult for the antenna to receive satellite network services. If the satellite broadband companies partner with the telecommunications operators on the ground, the range of services will increase and prices may fall. OneWeb has announced that it will partner with a local telecom operator in each of its countries of operation. Starlink will follow the same path. On the other hand, the Indian government has yet to make a final decision on auctioning or allocating telecommunications spectrum. The new space telecommunications policy announced by the Indian government regarding near Earth orbit satellite broadcasting should become clearer. However, satellite broadband should not be limited to providing internet in villages. This will be important for 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), which will drive the country’s economic growth in the coming days.
upcoming business services
Starlink and its parent company SpaceX have started booking high-speed satellite connections in India without obtaining any permission from the Indian government. About 5,000 Indians have pre-booked the Starlink connection by depositing $ 99 (Rs 7,400). The Indian government has sent Starlink a notice about this. Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chouhan recently told Lok Sabha that Starlink asked them to stop pre-booking and apply for all necessary permits and licenses to start services on a commercial scale. in India. Starlink sources said they will apply for the commercial license by Jan.31, 2022 and have already applied for the pilot license.
– Kaiser Adapt