According to S. Somnath, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the organisation is developing intelligent geostationary communication satellites that can be re-configured by changing frequencies and bandwidth as per the demand profile from customers.

As per Somnath, the intelligent GSATs would allow shaping of spot beams, which are targeted, highpower radio signals sent by satellite, as per the demand from customers and would also allow shaping of antennas receiving the beams.

Also, while ISRO would do a technology demonstration internally, it would encourage the private sector to build and market such services.