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The Indian National Satellite (INSAT) system is one of the largest domestic communication satellite systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1983 with the commissioning of INSAT-1B, it initiated a major revolution in India’s communications sector.

Currently, the INSAT/ GSAT fleet comprising of ten (9) commercial in-orbit operational satellites viz., INSAT-4A, GSAT-8, GSAT-10, GSAT-12, GSAT-14, GSAT-15, GSAT-16, GSAT-17, and GSAT-18 provides a cumulative capacity of approx. 300 transponders in C, Ext. C, Ku band, UHF and S Band frequencies. Majority of transponders are made available for commercial use for TV, DTH, DSNG, VSAT and services and some transponders are in use for societal and strategic applications.

Direct To Home (DTH)

India is among the most competitive and vast market for DTH operations. Antrix has enabled Six DTH players to service the Indian Market, which currently has over 70 million subscribers.

Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) Services

Antrix enables News channels to provide live coverage from the source and pitch-in the TV sets of nearly 185 million households in the country. The Outdoor broadcasting services are operational in C and Ku bands.

VSAT Services

Antrix enables VSAT services by public and private sector for the variety of thin route operations like Banking, Financial Services, distance education links etc. Antrix is also serving the needs of various users for meeting telephony and backhaul requirements.

Private TV Uplinking / Commercial Teleport Operations

Some of the private TV channels are uplinking their content on the INSAT/ GSAT fleet using their own teleports and ground stations set-up across the country. Antrix has also enabled commercial teleport operators, who make use of space segment capacity as well as fiber optics technology, thereby providing total solution for channels to 'play-out' the contents from their studios located anywhere in India.