To provide next-gen scalable and affordable broadband services in India
Jio Platforms and SES, a leading global satellite-based content connectivity solutions provider, today announced the formation of a joint venture – Jio Space Technology – to deliver the next generation scalable and affordable broadband services in India leveraging satellite
JPL and SES will own 51% and 49% equity stake in the joint venture respectively.
The joint venture will use multi-orbit space networks that is a combination of geostationary (GEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellations capable of delivering multi-gigabit links and
capacity to enterprises, mobile backhaul and retail customers across the length and breadth of India and neighbouring regions.
The joint venture will be the vehicle for providing SES’s satellite data and connectivity services in India, except for certain international aeronautical and maritime customers who may be served by SES. It will have availability of up to 100 Gbps capacity from SES and will leverage Jio’s
premiere position and sales reach in India to unlock this market opportunity.
As part of investment plan, the joint venture will develop extensive gateway infrastructure in India to provide services within the country. Jio, as an anchor customer of the joint venture, has entered into a multi-year
capacity purchase agreement, based on certain milestones along with gateways and equipment purchase with total contract value of circa US $100 million.
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