#News(Startup) [ via IoTForIndiaGroup ]
[Editors Note: Astrome is a IoTNext Awardee ]
The 18-member Astrome team, led by Neha Satak and Bhat at a lab in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), plans to launch 200 micro-satellites into space, which will send you Internet that is ‘fast, reliable, available everywhere, and life-changing’, as the website declares. This will be achieved in three ways:
One, their satellites can power existing cellular towers.
Two, individuals can buy a set-top box and install an antenna for fixed-point uses at homes or offices.
Three, one person can buy this set-up and redistribute the Internet to an entire locality.
Not just OneWeb, the race to beam broadband Internet from the sky is already hot. ViaSat has been at it, offering 100Mbps download speeds in some areas of America. There’s Google’s Project Loon, Boeing, and Space X. Facebook tried too, to shoot Internet-delivering drones in the air, but abandoned the project. So what is the USP of this tiny startup? It lies in their patented MM-wave technology that allows them to send 100Gbps of data per satellite, five-10 times higher than what these giants have
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