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Jio Satellite Internet in India : All you need to know

Reliance Jio has announced Satellite Internet in India so soon you will be over the Broadband Internet for a scalable & fast new-age Internet Connectivity!

by FighterMan Updated: 11 Apr, 2022, 11:22 IST
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Jio has tied up with Luxembourg-based SES for bringing in satellite internet in India via Jio Space Technology. SES is one of the world’s leading satellite owners and operators with 70+ satellites in geostationary orbit (GEO) and medium Earth orbit (MEO).

Jio Satellite Internet in India

Jio Space Technology will use SES-12 GEO and O3b-mPOWER MEO satellites to provide upto 100 Gbps speed. It has applied to the Department of Telecommunications for global mobile personal communication by satellite services (GMPCS) license behind Airtel.

Jio will also lease or resell some of its satellite bandwidth capacity for cellular backhaul connectivity services to other telecom providers. These providers can utilize it in rural or remote areas because the mobile broadband connectivity is very low here. This satellite internet will also reach enterprises, government firms, retail customers, mobile backhaul, and other consumers.

The multi-year deal between Jio and SES is priced at around ₹750 crores. Jio will have a 51% stake in the company while SES will have 49%.

Last year Elon Musk’s Starlink announced Satellite Internet in India. It also started pre-bookings, but due to failure to receive government approval, the program failed. Thus, the company had to refund the full amount to its pre-book customers.

Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio, said “While we continue to expand our fiber-based connectivity and FTTH business and invest in 5G, this new joint venture with SES will further accelerate the growth of multigigabit broadband. With additional coverage and capacity offered by satellite communications services, Jio will be able to connect the remotest towns and villages, enterprises, government establishments, and consumers to the new Digital India. We are excited about this new journey combining our massive reach and customer base with SES’s innovative leadership and expertise in the satellite industry.”

List of all Upcoming Satellite Internet Service Provider Companies in India
  • Jio & Luxembourg-based SES

  • Airtel & UK-based OneWeb

  • Tata’s Nelco & Canada’s Telesat

  • Starlink by Elon Musk’s SpaceX

  • Project Kuiper by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Satellite Internet Benefits
  • Rural & Remote Area Coverage

  • Ultra High Speed (upto 300 Gbps)

  • Economical

  • Multi-device accessibility

  • Higher bandwidth ratio

  • Fast Installation

  • Zero Maintenance

These companies might launch Satellite Internet services by 2023 in India. What are your views on Satellite Internet? Do share them below.

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I wonder why it says zero maintenance as these don’t have much lifetime.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

might be costly but sure its a good start..kudos to all players

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

Satellite cost will be high because Satellite’s life. and all company collectively create too much junk in space.

but remote location people will get better connectivity.

Deal Captain Deal Captain

Anyone heard of tikona, which tech do they use?

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

oh thats why starlink is not here!

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kartikxxx wrote:

Anyone heard of tikona, which tech do they use?

Airtel had in March 2017 announced its acquisition of the 4G business of Tikona, including broadband spectrum and 350 sites across five circles, for about Rs 1,600 crore. Telecom firm Bharti Airtel Ltd. said it has completed the merger of Bharti Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd.

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abhishek012 wrote:

Airtel had in March 2017 announced its acquisition of the 4G business of Tikona, including broadband spectrum and 350 sites across five circles, for about Rs 1,600 crore. Telecom firm Bharti Airtel Ltd. said it has completed the merger of Bharti Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd.

So tikona is airtel now?
Tikona was also providing internet using the dth thing…so wondering if that was same satellite thing which starlink or jio are planning now…if yes then tikona was ahead of these companies but service was poor.

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Par_ wrote:

Satellite cost will be high because Satellite’s life. and all company collectively create too much junk in space.

but remote location people will get better connectivity.

Now Jio will soon bankrupt. 😀

Satellite Internet is super duper costly, the main cost is Satellite launch. SpaceX will afford because SpaceX has its own Falcon 9 vehicle.

Baki companies bas JHINGA LA LA HU HU, kar raha ha. 😀

It is better that telecom companies take fiber optic cables to rural areas.

Indian govt last 6 to 7 years me BharatNet Programme se kitne villages me Fiber cables pahocha diye ha. Now telecom companies should use BharatNet fiber cable to provide cheap internet in villages and rural areas.

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kartikxxx wrote:

So tikona is airtel now?
Tikona was also providing internet using the dth thing…so wondering if that was same satellite thing which starlink or jio are planning now…if yes then tikona was ahead of these companies but service was poor.

The home WIBRO business of Tikona Digital Networks Pvt Ltd is now Airtel.

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abhishek012 wrote:

Now Jio will soon bankrupt. 😀

Satellite Internet is super duper costly, the main cost is Satellite launch. SpaceX will afford because SpaceX has its own Falcon 9 vehicle.

Baki companies bas JHINGA LA LA HU HU, kar raha ha. 😀

It is better that telecom companies take fiber optic cables to rural areas.

Indian govt last 6 to 7 years me BharatNet Programme se kitne villages me Fiber cables pahocha diye ha. Now telecom companies should use BharatNet fiber cable to provide cheap internet in villages and rural areas.

Don’t under estimate mota bhai. Mostly they consult McKinsey analysis. I think Jio going to take satellite on lease.

Even though Starlink belongs to Elon Musk, launch cost is charged same as other client.

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Par_ wrote:

Don’t under estimate mota bhai. Mostly they consult McKinsey analysis. I think Jio going to take satellite on lease.

Even though Starlink belongs to Elon Musk, launch cost is charged same as other client.

Starlink satellite launch is super duper cheaper compare with other companies.

SpaceX Starlink Satellites Could Cost $250,000 Each and Falcon 9 Costs Less than $30 Million.

Also Starlink can easily provide high speed internet because Airtel’s OneWeb and other companies satellites fly at higher altitudes than the Starlink spacecraft.

Starlink Satellites Gen. 2 also laser-equipped, These SpaceX lasers are expected to improve how the satellite network relays broadband signals around the world. Ground stations are costly and not without geographical and political constraints on where they can be positioned on Earth.

These new inter-satellite SpaceX lasers will enable the network to operate with fewer ground stations. They’ll route data around the constellation (between satellites), rather than between Earth and space. Fewer “hops” between the ground and orbit reduces the time it takes for a signal to travel between destinations. The goal is to provide Starlink patrons with improved latency. That improvement should translate to faster internet speeds.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

Well they claim so much high speed ultra bandwidth satellite based internet technology. If so this mobile data thing could be made a thing of the past by the telcos providing that kind of broadband speed. Of course the cost factor has to be known for sure.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

If they are going to use geostationary orbit or medium earth orbit then the net is going to be slow compared to starlink as it uses low earth orbit. 

Starlink is going to be better and cheaper option in any case. Unless mota bhai govt applies some red tape on star link.

Unless someone improves the speed of light, the geostationary will have minimum lag of 250ms.

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