as players like Elon Musk’s Space X, Hughes Communications India (together ISRO) When Amazon Business model and pricing will become a challenge for network scaling as efforts to ramp up efforts to deliver affordable Internet services via Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, new report says is.
Several players are already piloting Internet services and consumer devices are LEO connection on the horizon.
“However, the high capital expenditure and user costs prevent LEO connectivity from functioning satisfactorily as a replacement for terrestrial networks in all use cases that rely on cost efficiency and energy consumption. challenges for scaling up, or overall performance,” according to McKinsey Technology Trends Outlook 2022.
Satellite internet provider Hughes Communications India last week announced the commercial launch of India’s first High Throughput Satellite (HTS) broadband service powered by Isro.
The service aims to provide high-speed broadband across the country, including in the most remote areas beyond the reach of terrestrial networks, and to connect corporate and government networks.
As SpaceX abandoned its affordable internet project Starlink in India, Amazon is stepping up efforts to launch a fast and cheap internet service in India called “Project Kuiper”.
As for private 5G captive networks, the report says such networks are a proven technology and many players are already reaping the benefits.
Other technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and automated guided vehicles will perform much better with the high-quality networks enabled by private 5G.
“However, moving from 4G LTE to private 5G may not be cost-effective for all players. This will depend on the technical aspirations of the players and their planned use cases. .
The government has announced that it will carry out a demand study to directly allocate spectrum to companies with net assets above INR 10 crore that want to set up private captive 5G networks.
According to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), companies willing to acquire spectrum directly from DoT and set up a Captive Non-Public Network (CNPN) are invited to participate in this exercise.
The guidelines stipulate that companies seeking to establish a CNPN may acquire spectrum either on lease from telecom service providers or directly from DoTs.