BSNL has launched high-capacity satellite-based connectivity for Lakshadweep islands to provide broadband services under the Universal Service Obligation (USO) Fund project supported by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communication, dedicated the project to the nation.

As per Chauhan, BSNL has also started work on laying submarine cable between Kochi and Lakshadweep for the project funded by the USOF along with another project that aims to augment satellite connectivity from 1.71 Gbps to 3.46 Gbps.

BSNL has installed two satellite gateways in Bengaluru equipped with the latest technologies. The gateways provide exceptional efficiency and flexibility to BSNL’s network at Lakshadweep because they are designed in accordance with the weather conditions of the island.

According to the company, the remote station can automatically borrow some satellite bandwidth from nearby stations, so that it can maintain a good connection even under the most severe conditions.