India to get 100 Gbps internet speed within next year’s end, ISRO chief Sivan claims

Gone are the days when it actually took us an hour to download a video song, a day to download a movie and more than a day to download games or other applications. Very soon, the Indians would experience one heck of a blistering internet speed. Interesting isn’t it? Yes, it is.

According to a March 2018 report, India ranks 109th globally in internet services. Though the country’s wired broadband speed is okayish, but still low as compared to countries that provide blazing fast internet. However, according to ISRO Chief K Sivan, who claims India will soon get access to a lightning 100 Gbps internet across the country.

K Sivan, ISRO Chief (Credits: The Wire)

Speaking at a convocation ceremony, ISRO Chief K Sivan said high-speed Internet connectivity is likely to happen soon for all Indians to enjoy the fastest internet experience. The reason behind the fastest services is the launch of three new GSAT communication satellites within the next one year.

“India has the world’s second largest Internet user base,” K Sivan was quoted as saying. “But, our present broadband speed is 76th in the world. ISRO has already launched GSAT-19 in June 2017. This year, ISRO will launch GSAT-11 and GSAT-29 and early next year, GSAT-20 will be launched.”

According to the ISRO chief, when all these GSAT-11, GSAT-20 and G-SAT 29 satellites are together they will provide more than 100 Gbps high bandwidth connectivity across the country.

Chaithanya G
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