Defence News: ISRO is set to boost India’s average internet speed, thanks to 3 new satellites it plans to launch in the next year and a half, reported Business standard. GSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 which are lined up for a launch are communication satellites meant to speed up the common man’s internet among other missions.
“The next big launch will be GSAT-19 in June… With this launch, we will begin a new age of communication satellites. It is also the beginning of high-throughput satellites (in India),” the Indian Express quoted Tapan Misra, director of Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC). “You are already witnessing a change in the communication technology where voice and video communications are taking place through Internet. With future launches, television will be viewed through Internet using wireless Technology,” Misra said.
The satellites will pave the way for better speeds and change the way we use smart devices like phones, televisions and cloud applications. VOIP and other technologies will also benefit, so will businesses relying on Voice and Data.