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BSNL unveils satellite phone service

DoT will provide broadband connection to 2.5 lakh gram panchayat by December 2018

GN Bureau | May 25, 2017


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Minister of state for communications (I/C) Manoj Sinha has launched BSNL’s satellite phone service that will be offered to government agencies in phase one and later opened for others. 

While unveiling the new service, Sinha said BSNL works where no other network is present.
 
“BSNL has played an instrumental role in spreading communication network across the country. Global satellite phone service is modern satellite phone service. In the first phase, agencies handling disaster, state police, railways, border security forces will get it, while other government agencies will be given in the next phase. Later, people while travelling in flight and on ships will be able to use it. The services will be provided by INMARSAT which has a constellation of 14 satellites,” he said.
 
The minister said that DoT will provide broadband connection to 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats by December 2018.
 

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