BSNL launches satellite phone service using Inmarsat

State-owned BSNL started satellite phone service through INMARSAT which will be initially offered to government agencies and later opened for others citizen in phased manner.

The service will cover areas where no networks are present and be provided by INMARSAT which has 14 satellites. Agencies handling disasters, state police, railways, Border Security Force and other government agencies will be given the phones in the first phase, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha has Stated during the launching of service.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
  • BSNL Chairman and Managing Director is Anupam Shrivastava
  • Full form of BSNL is Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and its headquarter is in New Delhi.
  • BSNL was founded in 2000.
  • INMARSAT full form is International Maritime Satellite
Source- The Hindu


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