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September 13, 2018 Thursday 03:06:34 PM IST

Jio plans to use satellites for 4G services in remote areas

Technology Inceptions

Reliance Jio is planning to use satellites to connect to the rural and remote parts of India through its 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).

 “After an extensive evaluation of the satellite technology on the market, we felt strongly that the Hughes Jupiter System, with its high-throughput terminals and future-proof multi-service capabilities, provided the ideal performance and efficiency for supporting connectivity to our 4G/LTE sites,” said Reliance Jio group president Jyotindra Thacker.

“On 4G though, Jio is the innovator by far on satellite backhauling…they have taken a bulk capacity of two satellites of ISRO, and have taken our satellite technology which is meant for 4G services. Jio wanted a captive network of their own, and is the first in the industry to do this,” Shivaji Chatterjee, SVP & Head - Enterprise Business, Hughes Communications India, told ET.


Chatterjee said that the satellite platform being used by Jio offers certain kind of compression and acceleration natively for LTE traffic, providing 50% advantage in terms of bandwidth.

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