Oct 4: Tatanet Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Nelco Ltd (NELCO) and India’s fastest growing VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) service provider, on Thursday said that it has successfully established satellite based connectivity solution in collaboration with Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, for connecting the airline’s airport setup in Leh, Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir).
According to the company, the lack of a stable connectivity in Leh impacts enterprise business applications significantly, affecting customer experience and impairing smooth functioning of the overall business.
“Tatanet/NELCO specially designed a VSAT antenna for Vistara that can fit into the aircraft holds and can be carried by air, considering the tough terrain and weather conditions enroute. Prior to this solution, the antennas were carried by road and used to take months to be transported to Leh. The VSAT system installed in Leh will ensure a reliability exceeding 99 percent,” it said.
Commenting on the development, P J Nath, MD, NELCO, said, “VSAT connectivity is the only means of reliable and predictable connectivity in remotest of remote locations like Leh. Challenging terrain and weather conditions make it impossible for a normal communication and infrastructure solution as a viable option. Our unique solution architecture based on satellite communication ensures that the uncertainty of terrestrial connectivity is completely avoided, making the solution rugged and enterprise class. Collaboration with Vistara was creative and innovative experience where we were able to solve multiple problems by cocreating with Vistara Information Technology division, which will help to overcome many other similar challenges across India for different industries ranging from aerospace, defence, logistics, education, healthcare etc.”
According to Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Vistara, “Leh (Ladakh) has immense potential to boost tourism, but computing infrastructure is a constraint. Vistara’s outlook has been modern and future oriented with Cloud as it core element to infra provisioning. Hence lack of connectivity infrastructure has been a major roadblock. The VSAT connectivity goes a step ahead in enabling POS/eCommerce connectivity as well, which ensures smooth, hassle-free digital payment processing unique to Vistara in Leh.”