Work of augmentation of satellite bandwidth from 318 Mbps to 1.71 Gbps in Lakshadweep Islands was awarded to BSNL on a nomination basis. The CAPEX of Rs 28.26 crore plus applicable taxes is being funded by USO Fund while OPEX (Satellite Transponder charges) is being funded by the MHA/UT Administration of Lakshadweep Islands.

Status so far

Work of augmentation of satellite bandwidth from 318 Mbps to 1.71 Gbps has been successfully implemented by BSNL on 14.08.2021 despite the second phase of COVID-19.

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