Thursday, 18 July 2013

Allocation rules of transponder pinch ISRO

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Allocation rules of transponder pinch ISRO

Thirteen years after the release SatCom policy, the Space Research Organization of India back to action and said, adjust the guidelines for the allocation and pricing of satellite transponders for public and non-government users, we've learned reliably.

ISRO 95 of 263 transponders leased by national operators used.

Exercise is the last round must be completed and submitted for government approval. Once done, ISRO can to different users as a percentage, and the ability for its Insat satellite / gsat holds a senior much more rational senior in the practice of politics in pay involved.

A new look at the attribution rules felt more and more in recent years, groups of users ISRO has now the basis for a large part of the government that exceeded if the policy existed communications satellite in 2000.

"If the demand is greater than supply, how to decide between the strategic, commercial, public and private sector?, You must allocate a certain percentage of different users. Two, you can not have the same price for all" officials said. "If this mechanism is there, it will be known to all."

ISRO Chairman and Secretary of the Department of Space K. Radhakrishnan confirmed this year, but said he could not say more for the moment.

SatCom Policy Insat capacity shall open to non-government users and helped foreign satellite capacity when needed.

Today, users are often more diverse and demanding. The biggest piece is collected for the broadcasting and telecommunications: Doordarshan and All India Radio under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and private television (DTH) direct-to-home operators in the sector, Ministry of Communications and BSNL telephone services. There are more than one lakh VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) to enable high-speed Internet large public and private organizations ATMs education and exchange. India Meteorological Department and the social sectors such as distance learning, telemedicine, disaster management services to rise in Insat / GSATs.

Recently, the requirements of the Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and its various agencies have also adopted new dimensions and call for increased allocations, serious and exclusive.

Private treaty national satellite transponder is also an important source of commercial arm of ISRO, Antrix Corporation income.

The guidelines are revised Chair after consultation with the concerned departments and several ministries ISRO CPI (INSAT Coordination Committee) by the Secretary of DoS.

Traditionally, satellite transponders ICC assigned to users on their availability and use of emergency groups.

After the devastation Antrix S-band controversy erupted, the government revised the International Criminal Court, with 11 members in mid-2011. The Committee is composed of the secretaries of the departments R & B, telecommunications, IT, science and technology, economy, defense, the Planning Commission, and a representative of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. A fact that often last ISRO bosses have admitted - In the last four or five years, the space agency of commercial demand galloping DTH television in high definition (HD) and VSAT operators has been captured.

Due to unexpected market growth combined with its own failures start in 2010, ISRO 95 of 263 transponders leased by national operators used. Transmitter is not punished for fulfilling their demand.

Five of the seven are foreign satellite DTH users. Tata Sky, the sixth and the only private operator rents INSAT-4A, has recently expressed his frustration and said he is preparing a lawsuit against the ISRO.

It is expected that the new rules for the allocation alleviate or solve some of their songs.

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