Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)

The Tribal Affairs Ministry is planning to collaborate with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to deploy V-SAT (very small aperture terminal) stations on a pilot basis for around 80 tribal villages to bring Internet services there.

VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) is a satellite communication technology that allows users to establish reliable, secure, and cost-effective two-way communication links via satellite.

It utilizes small, compact antennas (usually between 0.75 and 2.4 meters in diameter) for transmitting and receiving data, voice, and video signals.

This technology has become increasingly popular due to its versatility and ability to provide coverage in remote areas where terrestrial networks may not be available.

Weather, however, can adversely impact the efficacy of a VSAT network.