Hughes and ISRO launch satellite internet service in India

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Satellite Internet provider Hughes Communications India (HCI) on September 12 announced the commercial launch of India's first high-throughput satellite (HTS) broadband service operated by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in the form of Elon Musk-run SpaceX.


  • Hughes Communications India abandoned its affordable internet project Starlink in the country.
  • The satellite service aims to expand high-speed broadband across the country, to connect government networks in the most remote areas beyond the reach of terrestrial networks.

About HCI :

  • HCI is a joint venture of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), a leading global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, and Bharti Airtel Limited, India's leading communications solutions provider.

  • It has a combined base of over 200,000 VSATs.

  • It provides broadband networking technologies, solutions and services.

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