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Innovative Use of Digital Technology for National Development-Case of INSAT

National Development Case of INSAT S Chandrashekar The coversion of the existing analogue telecommunications and TV networks into digital information networks is a worldwide trend. Digital transmission technologies have resulted in significant increases in capacity, improvements in performance as well as an increase in the variety of services that are offered over the network. This article looks at the satellite component of such a network, particularly telephony through INSAT, in an attempt to assess the impact of going digital for rural telecom applications.

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