Airtel forms satellite JV with Hughes

5 Jan 2022

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel and satellite connectivity provider Hughes Communications India Private Limited (HCIPL, Hughes India) have announced the formation of a new joint venture to provide satellite broadband services in India. In a joint statement, the operators noted that the entity is operational as HCIPL and combines the VSAT businesses of both companies to offer flexible and scalable networking solutions. The tie-up was initially announced back in May 2019 and has now received all the necessary approvals, including those from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

India, Bharti Airtel, Hughes Network Systems (HughesNet)