Gilat Satellite Networks has won a multi-year contract to provide equipment and services for broadband connectivity over ISRO’s GSAT-11 across India.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational company engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services, chose Gilat to supply the ground segment and operate four gateways.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the multi-spot beam satellite GSAT-11 last month to provide broadband coverage over India’s mainland and islands, boosting connectivity to rural India. The organisation chose L&T to supply, install, commission, and maintain GSAT-11’s ground system network. The satellite will enhance public welfare systems like e-banking, e-health, e-governance as well as provide a platform to demonstrate new generation applications.
L&T chose Gilat’s multi-application SkyEdge II-c platform to deliver broadband services across the country. Gilat’s hubs will be placed and operated in the following main and diversity gateway sites in India: Ranchi, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.