Delhi: Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications (RCOM),
are set to start Direct To Home (DTH) services by the
year-end and are looking at providing satellite-based
broadband internet services along with their DTH offerings.
officials the company would offer broadband through Wi-Max
or through DTH in areas where it did not make economic
sense to lay copper wires.
RCOM''s DTH venture called BlueMagic is also looking at
satellite internet services as one of the key differentiators.
RCOM sources said that along this facility, the company
was also looking at an entire range of voice and data
services, including facilities like video on demand to
offer higher interactivity to subscribers using its digital
internet is considered as ideal solution for rural users
who want broadband services, but do not have access to
telephone lines and cable systems.
combined offering with DTH also makes satellite internet
economical. This is because, standalone satellite internet
services works out to be expensive proposition as it requires
a satellite dish for two-way (upload and download) data