TRAI believes satellite broadband might help in case of natural calamities

Satellite communication or satcom is an emerging technology that has been gaining traction in recent years. It is believed to come to help as a frontline service in regions where the fiber optic connectivity might not be feasible or in times of natural disasters. TRAI believes that satcom services might keep essential services running at these situations. V Raghunandan, TRAI secretary, stated that satcom could be an excellent backup at times of no scope for deploying fiber optic cables. Especially, it can offer tremendous support in remote and rural areas such as the northeast and other hilly regions and as a backup in islands.

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