New satellite link for South Asia

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The tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan, perhaps best known for its many monasteries and mountains, is adding to its limited satellite capacity.

Using money from India’s government and the Indian State Research Organistion (ISRO), the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation is installing a new uplink dish in order that its signals can reach every part of the country.

ISRO has installed the giant dish and is currently wrapping the control room work in order to connect to India’s South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9). Besides Bhutan, its neighbouring nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka will be able to benefit from the signals, as well as India.


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