India’s ISRO: Protectionist satellite telecom policy is good business for us

by Peter B. de Selding

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) generates substantial revenue through its commercial arm, Antrix Corp., which is the sole authorized regulator for what satellite bandwidth, and how much, can be sold in India.  The fact that ISRO and Antrix operate India's own fleet of telecommunications satellites while forcing foreign satellite operators to go through Antrix for business has been a subject of debate in India and among global fleet operators. ISRO's just-released annual report gives no indication that the agency is ready to further open India's domestic satellite telecommunications market. Credit: ISRO

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