First Indian indigenous technology for rural 4G and 5G is deployed by an IISc startup under BharatNet.

Astrome completed its first commercial deployment of the indigenously developed product GigaMesh . The GigaMesh is an E-band radio with multipoint-to-point (Multi-P2P) connectivity .

BENGALURU: Astrome, a Bengaluru startup incubated at the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Society of Innovation and Development (SID), has completed its first commercial deployment of the indigenously developed product GigaMesh in Rural Karnataka, enabling 4G and 5G connectivity.The deployment took place from Sompura gram panchayat (GP) to Nidavanda Village in the Bengaluru rural district.GigaMesh is an E-band radio with multipoint-to-point (Multi-P2P) connectivity, making it the most cost-effective way to distribute fibre capacity wirelessly.Astrome said in a statement that a single GigaMesh at a Gram Panchayat could connect to multiple adjacent villages, giving a significant cost advantage.

The internet was effectively used at the school to provide online learning opportunities to the students attending the classes at a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit E-Vidyaloka.Astrome CEO Neha Satak said: We're happy to see the first deployment under the USOF (Universal Service Obligation Fund) agreement being accepted so well.We have been able to bring high speed internet to Nidavanda village thanks to this and are looking forward to more such successful deployments in the future.Astrome was given a contract to provide broadband, 4G, and 5G internet services in rural areas using BharatNet fibre.

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