The joint bidding entity of Bharti Global, the overseas arm of Bharti Enterprises, and the British government, which recently won the bid to take over UK’s OneWeb is planning to put in an application to the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) to secure landing rights to use OneWeb’s satellite systems capacity in India.
IN-SPACe is a central regulatory body mandated to attract private capital into the space sector and create a level playing field for private-sector satellite services companies.
The landing rights would enable the two companies to set up multiple gateways to use OneWeb’s satellite bandwidth capacity and deliver wireless broadband services across India’s rural and remote areas. In this regard, the two companies will work with all stakeholders, including the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The Bharti Global-UK government joint bidding entity had won the bid to take over OneWeb in July 2020. However, the deal is subject to a clearance from a US court and other regulatory approvals.