Bengaluru, India - Eutelsat OneWeb, a leading low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite operator, has been granted the necessary approvals by the Indian space regulator, IN-SPACe, to launch commercial satellite broadband services in India. This marks a significant milestone for the company and paves the way for the deployment of its high-speed, low-latency broadband services across the country.
Eutelsat OneWeb's approval comes as the Indian government seeks to expand internet access to all its citizens, particularly in rural and underserved areas. The company's services are expected to play a crucial role in bridging the digital divide and promoting economic development across India.
Commenting on the approval, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Group and Vice-President (Co-Chair) of the Board of Directors of Eutelsat Group, said: "The Indian space regulator's approval to launch Eutelsat OneWeb's commercial satellite broadband services in India is a crucial stride towards fulfilling India's connectivity goals.
This paves the way for empowering every citizen with internet access, in line with the national vision. Eutelsat OneWeb stands poised for deployment pending the final spectrum authorization."
Eutelsat OneWeb has already completed its LEO constellation, consisting of 36 satellites, and is now ready to provide comprehensive broadband services to businesses and individuals in India. The company has also secured in-principle approval for establishing and operating gateways in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, ensuring seamless connectivity across the country.
The approval of Eutelsat OneWeb's satellite broadband services is a major boost for India's digital transformation agenda. It is expected to bring about a significant improvement in internet access, particularly in rural areas, and contribute to the growth of the Indian economy.
Eutelsat OneWeb has received approval from IN-SPACe to launch commercial satellite broadband services in India.
The company's services will provide high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity to businesses and individuals across the country.
The approval is expected to bridge the digital divide and promote economic development in India.
About Eutelsat OneWeb
Eutelsat OneWeb is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite operator that provides high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity to businesses and individuals across the globe. The company has a constellation of 36 satellites and is currently rolling out its services in various regions. Eutelsat OneWeb is committed to bridging the digital divide and providing affordable internet access to all.
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