India’s First Satellite-Based Gigabit Internet Service : Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio announced that it had successfully demonstrated India’s first satellite-based gigabit internet service.
- Satellite Internet works similarly to satellite TV.
- It begins with an internet service provider sending satellites into space to orbit around the earth.
- That ISP then relies on a signal routed through one of those satellites in low- or high-Earth orbit and a receiver dish that picks up that signal.
- The receiver is typically placed on your home or business in a spot with as much unobstructed access to the sky as possible.
- You’ll connect a modem to that dish to translate the incoming signal into a workable internet connection.
- The more common method of delivering high-speed satellite internet usually involves constellations of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.
- LEO satellites orbit at a height of between 250 and 2,000 kilometres above the planet.
- The satellite that orbits the Earth communicates using radio waves.
- The most ideal internet access is for users who live in rural areas or live far away from cities or cable or phone offices.
- It uses satellite dish for the two-way communication and does not need telephone cables or lines.
- Compared to other internet options, there are fewer or negligible network outages in case of satellite internet.