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Andaman demands one GBPS bandwidth from ISRO’s new Satellites

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Andaman demands one GBPS bandwidth from ISRO’s new Satellites
    SOURCE: UNI

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    Failure of INSAT 3E have left far flung Andaman and Nicobar Islands in high sea.The Union Territory, which is facing major glitch in internet and telecom services, has now demanded for 1 GBPS bandwidth from at least two new satellites of ISRO. On first week of April, the INSAT 3E went out of service completely forcing the ISRO to shift Andaman’s bandwidth present in INSAT 3E, to a much older INSAT 3C.

    Fearing failure of INSAT 3C anytime, the Andaman and Nicobar Administration has now demanded that existing and additional bandwidth must be provided to Andaman and Nicobar Islands through at least two new Satellites. “Presently we are getting nearly 350 MBPS bandwidth from ISRO and this time we have demanded 1 GBPS bandwidth from ISRO, which will be nearly three times more than existing bandwidth,” a senior officer of BSNL’s A and N Circle told UNI, who does not want his name to be quoted. Even the Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh has also taken up this matter with Ministry of Telecom and ISRO.

    ‘The matter has been taken up in highest possible level. We expect that soon the bandwidth for Andaman will be transferred to new Satellite, which will change the communication scenario of A and N Islands,’ the senior officer added. In absence of submarine cable, Andaman and Nicobar Islands solely depends on Bandwidth for all communication needs, including internet, provided by the ISRO.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Absolute must considering its strategic location in IOR.
     
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    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    fcuking how long does it take to lay a underwater fiber optic cable !!! :cursing:
     
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    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    A pity we did not have redundancies for such an important region. The planning process needs to think ahead of the curve.

    We certainly need to launch a lot more satellites per annum than what we're doing now, and reduce dependence on foreign bandwidth.
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    for that we need to increase the budget for isro
     
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    give them what they want
     
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    In third para it should be 1 GBPS not 1 MBPS .this premiere portal should be careful
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    There is a difference between Bytes and Bits....

    Corrected though.
     
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    The satellites have not failed or about to fail in anyway. One has reached the end of its mission life and the other is about to reach the end of its mission life, which is, running out of propellant for its attitude and orientation control thrusters meant for station keeping. That said, indeed it is high time the government thought about laying undersea fibre optic cables connecting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the mainland, and ISRO needs an increase in its budget badly if they are to launch satellites more frequently and expedite other important missions as well.
     
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    Exactly my point..!!
     
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    kiduva21 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Satellites should be there for emergency purpose only.
    create under water OFC to port blare from Chennai, (not form any foreign country),
    Create WiMax or similar net work for the rest o islands, will be costly but have to do.
    internet is a necessity for further development into a tourist spot.
     
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